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Katherine E. Baird

Katherine E. Baird

Katherine Baird, age 88, of Welch, MN passed away at St. Crispin Care Center on July 8, 2018. Katherine was born in Wichita, Kansas on Dec. 30th, 1929 to Gertrude and Brice Barnhill. She grew up in Minneapolis with her brother, Roger Barnhill. Katherine attended Southwest High School where she met her husband, Douglas Baird. She graduated from the University of Minnesota and taught elementary school before starting a family. While raising her three girls, most summers were spent at the family cabin, the Northshore or at Spearfish Canyon, her favorite spots. Katherine was active with the political issues of her time and as a long-time member of the Izaak Walton League, she worked with the group on conservation issues. Helping protect the natural environment and resources were very important to her. Her love of nature and gardening brought her to Welch, MN. She spent her time growing flowers and making beautiful arrangements. She loved telling stories; sewing and she enjoyed cooking extravagant meals for the family, especially at holidays. She leaves her daughters Madeline Baird, Jennifer Baird, Pamela Grossmann; grandchildren Lewis, Benjamin, Jesse, Emily, Roy; and three great grandchildren. We will miss her very much. A memorial reception will be held on July 13 from 2-4:00 at The Cremation Society, 7110 France Ave, Edina.