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Wed, Aug. 12

Obituary: Wanda Sue Baird

Wanda Sue Baird passed away in her home in Cornville, AZ, Aug. 17, 2014, after a long struggle with lung disease.

She was born to Herbert & Arah Russ, Dec. 8, 1939 in Poteau, Okla.

She married Calvert Smith from Pinetop, AZ & had her first daughter Deborah (Mills). They lived in Pinetop for a short time. She was divorced in 1957.

She later met Orville (Parky) Lyman Baird and married him on Oct. 10, 1959. They had three children. They moved to Cornville, AZ in 1977. She then worked in health care at the Cottonwood, AZ hospital, & retired after 25 years.

She was preceded in death by son, William (Billy) Baird, & husband Orville (Parky).

Wanda Sue is survived by her daughter, Deborah Mills, Cornville, son, Danny Baird, Cornville, daughter, Shannon Baird, Cornville, 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Taylor Stake Center located at 309 West Willow, Taylor, AZ. Services to follow at 2 p.m. also at the Taylor Stake Center.

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