Harold H. (Buzz) Baxter of Florence, Oregon died Dec. 3, 2013 at the age of 82.
He was born in Fowler on Sept. 26, 1931, served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War, and was the first practicing dentist in Oakhurst in the early 60s.
While residing in the Mountain Area, Dr. Baxter served as Oakhurst Chamber of Commerce president, was active in the Golden Chain Theatre as actor, director and writer.
He relocated to Oregon in 1991 with wife Vicki Darden Baxter. He was a gourmet chef, and hobbies included stain glass design and working on the design of an international cooking website.
Dr. Baxter is preceded in death by his parents, Avedis and Gladys Baxter; and stepdaughter, Shannon Elliott.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Darden Baxter of Florence, Oreg.; and brother Jerry of Fresno.
No memorial services will be held.