August 11, 1914 - November 19, 2010
Evelyn Hope Mair Baird, age 96, passed away on November 19, 2010 in Logan. Mother was born August 11, 1914 at her aunt's home in Logan; she is the oldest of four daughters born to Salome Beutler and William Joseph Franklin Mair. She married Glenn T Baird on December 23, 1936, in the Logan Temple. They are the parents of five children. Our amazing mother knew how to work. Like so many of her contemporaries, she worked in the beet fields; and, after graduating from Logan High School, she worked as a telephone operator. She especially loved placing long distance calls. She was the personification of homemaker. She cared for a bountiful garden; kept an immaculate home; bottles fruit and vegetables, often late into the night; made the most wonderful bread, pies, and cinnamon rolls; darned socks; and sewed many of her own clothes. The girls were well into high school before they had store-bought clothes. Three family meals a day, with dessert and a table cloth/place mat, were important to her. She, on occasion, worked for money; baby sitting, helping with USU registration, as an election judge, or picking beans. She passed her first driver's test when she was 84 years old. She gave significant service in Relief Society, MIA, and the mission field. She liked to read, write in her journal, and watch Lawrence Welk and the Jazz. She was so pretty. We have considered, with joy, her meeting again with Daddy, who died on February 24, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her son, Theron; her grandson, Michael Eames; her great-grandson, Zachary Wood; two sisters, Dorothy Fredrickson and Barbara Cook; and her parents. She is survived by the following children: Sharell and Richard Eames, Providence; Charlene and Mark Austin, Centerville; Jennifer and Larry McCracken, Provo; Dennis and Pam Baird, Brigham City; and Janet and Mike Smith, South Jordan. There are 27 grandchildren and 74 great-grandchildren. At one time she could name them all and their birthdays. Her sister, Elaine Hadfield, survives and has been a dear confidante and friend. We acknowledge, too, Billie Stoker who has been a friend and neighbor for years, most recently at Legacy House. Services will be held in the former Logan 18th Ward building, 502 East 300 North, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30. The immediate family will meet friends and family from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on that morning at the church and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening, November 29, at Nelson Funeral Home, 162 East 400 North, Logan. Burial will be in the Logan Cemetery. We love her because she first loved us.
Evelyn Hope Mair Baird, age 96, passed away on November 19, 2010 in Logan. Mother was born August 11, 1914 at her aunt's home in Logan; she is the oldest of four daughters born to Salome Beutler and William Joseph Franklin Mair. She married... View Obituary & Service Information
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