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Kelly Patrick Baxter

November 26, 1949 — May 8, 2016

Kelly Baxter Of Spokane, WA, is on a new adventure as of May 8, 2016. Kelly was born in Wenatchee, WA. His family moved to Spokane in 1950. Kelly was a jack of all trades, master of many. He learned how to drive tractors and caterpillar’s from his grandfather at a very young age. A job Kelly mastered. Through his career he worked for the Milwaukee Railroad, seasonal work in the farming fields of Eastern WA driving heavy equipment, semi trucks cross country, Greyhound and worked for the WA ST DOT plowing snow. He loved to be on the road. Kelly was a very happy, jovial person. No matter where he went he made many, many friends. He was a people person. There were many fishing/camping trips with his parents, siblings, uncles, aunts and a slew of cousins and friends. He was known as the “The Big Guy.” His personality was enormous. Kelly is survived by his brothers; James (Shirley), John (Edie) and George and his sister Robin (Teresa). His nephew Rodger and niece Lesa. Kelly’s family would like to send a deeply heartfelt thank you to the following: The staff of Manor Care Convalescent Center, Dr. Lanie Cox and Sue Cain PA. Your TLC over the years to Kelly was AMAZING. Thanks to the Pizza Rita on Wall Street, Kelly’s favorite pizza parlor. There will be a Celebration of Life on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 -- 3:00 PM, at Riplinger Funeral Home, 4305 N Division St, Spokane WA 99207. Reception to follow.
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