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Eunice Baird

Aug. 28, 1926 - Jan. 16, 2018

Date of Service: Jan. 20, 2018

Eunice Mary Baker Baird, 91, a long time resident of Rupert passed away Monday, January 16, 2018 at the Parke View Rehabilitation and Care center in Burley, Idaho. Eunice was born on August 28, 1926 near Taunton, Somerset, England to Frank and Annie Brown Baker. She had four siblings, Doris, Charles James, George Frederick, and Robert Frank Baker. As a young woman Eunice worked as a domestic servant and a store clerk. At the age of eighteen she joined the British Women’s Territorial Auxiliary serving in a clerical position. In the fall of 1945 she met Daniel Elbert Baird, an American serviceman stationed near Preston, England. They were married on December 2, 1945 in Taunton; Somerset, England, Eunice arrived in Minidoka, Idaho in May of 1946. Elbert and Eunice became the parents of seven children: James Elbert (Carolyn), Eugene Frank (Colleen), Richard Lynn (Anita), Daniel Kevin (Sandy), Eunice Rosann, Mervyn Kay (Carolyn), and Betty Jane (Tony) DeFilippis. Eunice was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1951. In August of 1954 Elbert and Eunice had their marriage solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple and were sealed to their sons James and Eugene. She worked for many years at the Roper’s clothing store doing clothing alterations. Following her retirement she continued to do clothing alterations in her home until about six months prior to her death.

Eunice was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Annie Baker, her beloved Elbert, her siblings Doris, Jim, and George, and granddaughter in-law Kim Jensen (Byron) Baird. She is survived by her brother Bob, her seven children, twenty five grandchildren, and fifty four great grandchildren,
The family wants to express their great appreciation to Dr. Pates for his many years of care and friendship of Mom, and to Parke Veiw Care and Rehabilitation

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Rupert LDS 3rd ward chapel. Viewing for family and friends will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. Friday January 19, 2018 at the mortuary and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Services are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.

Condolences for Eunice Baird

From Jeff Roper:
Eunice was such a wonderful and upbeat person to be around, and such a talented seamstress--for years she filled our Rupert store with joy. My heartfelt condolences to her family.
From Gloria Thompson Harrison:
My friend Eunice is gone. I have such wonderful memories of her. We worked side by side in Ropers for a few years and she was always kind to me. She taught me almost all that I know about altering clothing. We had wonderful conversations together as we performed our work. I have thought about her often through the years and want you to know as her family that I am so glad I knew her and was privileged to learn from her.

From Joel & Geri Rogers:
I remember your mom from Rupert 3rd ward and she also did many alterations for me. Loved visiting with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
From Kirt and Luana Sloan:
What an interesting life. Very cool tribute to her. May those special memories turn to smiles as the years go forward. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.??????
From Karen:
Eunice was a wonderful person, I’m sorry I was out of town. Thank you for sharing the video. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From Loretta Taylor:
My most sincere condolences to all of the Baird family. Losing a mother is so difficult. Hold each other close and grieve for one another,your mother is happy and safely back int he arms of the heavenly father and her true love. God Bless you all.
From Steve J. Wilcox:
Our sincere condolences to the family of Eunice Baird. I was only five years old when she got here from England, but I remember the occasion very well. She always treated me with much love and respect so she soon became one of my favorite aunts. I also fondly remember the many family gatherings we had at grandpa and grandma Baird's home. Rest in peace!
From Ray and Stacey Baird:
Aunt Eunice will be dearly missed!! Our prayers and thoughts are with all her family at this difficult time. So grateful she is with her sweetheart once again!!!
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