May 13, 1913 – April 5, 2013
Denison Burns Baldwin, 99, born May 13, 1913 in Los Angeles, Calif., passed away on April 5. He resided in Montrose at the time of his passing.
He had a long, full life witnessing many changes over time: the Montrose flood of 1934, the Great Depression, two World Wars, the change from horse to automobiles, television, the moon landing, computers, cellphones, the evolution of movies from silent to talkies, and much more.
He retired from Pacific Telephone in 1973 as an engineer. Prior to that he held many occupations: cowboy, accountant, Shell gas station owner on the corner of Chevy Chase and Adams when the gas was $0.085 per gallon, and lobster smuggler.
He was a proud Marine, having served his country from 1931 to 1935 where he was a lightweight boxer. He loved hunting, fishing, camping and traveling. Most of all, he loved his family.
He is survived by his wife Betty Garrin and her two daughters, Sue Fisher and Ann Fisher and three grandchildren; daughters Kathleen Butera, Pat Brown (Sayle) and Carolyn Casselman (George); sons Denison Lee Baldwin, (Diane) and Mike Baldwin (Carolyn); 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by wife Kathleen Baldwin; son Howard Baldwin; brothers Emmett Lee and James Harry; and sister Evelyn Mae.
Services will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 12:30 p.m. at Wee Kirk o’ the Heather, Forest Lawn, 1712 S. Glendale Ave. in Glendale.