Patricia Ruth Baird

June 5, 2013 • Obituaries


Patricia Ruth [auth] Baird, 85, passed away peacefully at the Golden Years Assisted Living Center in Apache Junction, Ariz., on May 31, 2013.

She was born Oct. 6, 1927, in Pueblo, Colo., to James Edwin Patterson and Bertha Mae Gibson Patterson. She moved to Roswell in 1932 with her parents. She met Lt. Warren Herbert Baird, USAAF, while in high school, and was married to him May 22, 1945, at Biggs Army Air Field in El Paso, Texas. She was a member of the Roswell Chapter No. 10 of the New Mexico Order of Eastern Star. She has two children, Jim and Judy, and is blessed with a beautiful daughter-in-law, Cindy, and a wonderful son-in-law, Dale. She has two grandsons, Chris and Jeremy of Seattle, and one granddaughter, Breanna, also of Seattle, and three incredible great-grandchildren, Henry, Violet and Rosie. She also has two beautiful granddaughters-in-law, Heather (Chris), and Christie (Jeremy). She moved to Arizona in 2009 to be closer to her children. Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

She will be remembered at a graveside service at South Park Cemetery Friday, June 7, 2013 at 9 a.m.

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Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

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