April 16, 2013
Edward Burney Baker, of Issaquah, passed away peacefully in his home Wednesday, April 10, 2013. He was 103 years old.
Ed was born in Seattle on Feb. 17, 1910, to Minnie and Earl Baker. He became the first son of modern special education in 1916 after the Seattle schools refused to accept him and the family moved to the welcoming Issaquah School District. Ed milked cows, raised chickens and sawed firewood on the family farm near Beaver Lake.
Ed was hard working and loved all things mechanical. He was creative, adventuresome, loved laughter and was a joy to be around. He will be best remembered for his passion for Legos! Ed spent his last 10 birthdays at Legoland, and on his 100th birthday, Legoland honored Ed with a small replica of himself permanently displayed in their farm scene.