RICHARD BALDWIN July 19, 1947-Jan. 21, 2013 Richard Kent "Dick" Baldwin, of Auburn, Calif., passed away Jan. 21, 2013. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years as a member of the air commandos, headquartered at Hulburt Field, Fla., and spent a year in Vietnam with them. He graduated in 1975 from Central State University, Edmond, Okla., with degrees in psychology and sociology. He worked for the state of Oklahoma as a parole officer for five years and then he and his wife, Gail, moved to Las Vegas, where he worked for Nevada Department of parole and probation. He retired after 20 years of service with them and when Gail retired in 2010 from her position as a Clark County social worker, they moved to Auburn. His mother, Jean Baldwin, died in 1993. He is survived by his loving wife, Gail; and his father, George. Remaining surviving relatives are his brother-in-law, David Powell of Denver; David's son, Lucas and daughter, Sarah; and the following cousins with families, Richard and Jo Weaver of Polson, Mont., Leo and Barbara Dishaw of Brushton, N.Y., Harold and Pat Hooker of Bangor, N.Y., Henry and Naomi Hooker of Ft. Myers, Fla., Greg and Ako Eyler of Tustin, Calif., Leslie Thompson-Simmonds of Pelham, Ontario, and Donna Thompson, Brighton, Ontario. He was a member of Sirs Branch 37 and American Legion Post. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Private graveside services will follow. Donations can be made to the Auburn Area Animal Rescue Foundation, 11940 Masters Court, Auburn, CA 95603, or at www.aaarfrescue.org
or by calling (530)887-5577.