In Memoriam: Rex O. Baker

Rex O. Baker, a longtime agricultural biology professor and a Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, died Nov. 27.

He taught at Cal Poly Pomona for more than 20 years before retiring in 2000. Baker was an acknowledged expert on conflicts between coyotes and humans in urban areas.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural biology in 1962 and his master’s degree in agricultural science in 1983, both from Cal Poly Pomona.

Baker was named the College of Agriculture’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient in 2001.

A public viewing will take place at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 7, at Thomas Miller Mortuary, 1118 East 6th St., Corona.

An outdoor funeral service will follow at noon at Crossroads Christian Fellowship, 2331 Kellogg Ave., Corona. Masks are required to attend the service.

The funeral service also will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend. For livestreaming info, contact

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