Scott Gilbert Baker of Boulder died of natural causes on Feb. 12 at the age of 65.At the time of his passing, he was doing what he loved most – riding his motorcycle in a remote area of unspoiled nature. Scott was born to ride. He recently trekked solo to Alaska, and later he road along the Gulf of California, in Mexico.
Scott spent his early years in California where he received a degree in wildlife biology from Humbolt State University. After graduation, he and his wife Maria moved to Albuquerque, N.M. where he created and managed the aviary and bird show at the Albuquerque Zoo.
After Maria’s death, he moved to Boulder to enjoy his passion for falconry. Scott cared deeply for all species of birds and was an avid falconer. He spent many fall evenings hawking sage grouse with his falcon, Norton, and his dog, Macy. In honor of his revered skills as a falconer, the North American Falconer’s Association in Boise, Idaho, will be placing Scott’s name on their Wall of Remembrance.
Scott always had an open door and a ready smile. He was a steward of the land and understood the circle of life.
His brother Dennis Baker, his nephew, Scott Baker, and his many friends will miss him greatly. There will be a celebration of Scott’s life in the spring. For the complete article see the 02-21-2014 issue.
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