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Rex Kirkwood

July 27, 2022

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Rex Kirkwood, 65, of Baker City, passed away with his family by his side July 27, 2022.  A Celebration of Life and potluck reception will be held at the VFW in Baker City, OR, Saturday, August 6 from 1 to 4pm. Please join us as we share stories and laughter. 

Rex was born on June 12, 1957 in Baker City, Oregon where he was raised and educated.

Rex married Linda Pringle in 1974. Together they had two children, Travis and Melissa.  They later divorced.  In 2002, Rex married Karen Anderson and gained step-children Justin Cole, Adam Mastin and Taylor Anderson.

During his life Rex held many jobs including working for the Baker School District, the Geiser Grand Hotel and St. Alphonsus Hospital. He also spent time working for Bob Kirkwood and Sons working in the woods and as a wildland firefighter. A treasured memory his children recall was the combined smell of sweat, chainsaw gas and sawdust when their dad arrived home after hard day’s work in the outdoors. 

Rex enjoyed hunting, fishing and sharing a cold beer with family and friends. He will be remembered as a fun loving, adventurous, kind hearted, strong man.  

Rex was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Wanda Kirkwood.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years Karen Kirkwood; children Travis (Darcie) Kirkwood, Melissa (Rob) Nipper, Justin Cole, Adam Mastin, Taylor Anderson (Mike Kaup); brother Robert (Sue) Kirkwood Jr., Vena(Pat) Callow, Roger Kirkwood; grandchildren Rex Rood, Triniti Kirkwood, Jake Hall, Josalyn Boesch, Ashley, Vivian and Keegan Nipper ,Grayson, Mckane and  Trace Cole,  Gabrielle, Walker and Harley Mastin, Aubrey Henshaw, great granddaughter Demitra Henshaw.

For those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Rex the family suggests either the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation or Hunt of a lifetime through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at


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A Celebration Of Life
August 6, 2022

1:00 PM
VFW Hall - Baker City
2005 Valley Ave, across from the Eltrym theatre
Baker City, Oregon 97814

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