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Rosemarie Baird February 7, 1950 - January 23, 2024

Rosemarie Baird was Memorable.

Very few people in this world that encountered her do not remember her beauty, intelligence, worldly knowledge, strong opinions, measured skepticism or undying loyalty.

She was born in the immediate aftermath of World War II in Germany, and moved with her family at two years of age to America.  These formative years as the youngest child of five, with no money or possessions, and moving to a country where they did not speak the language, shaped the way she lived her life………focused, driven, longing for a better life for her family and children.  She lost her father at a very young age, dying in her arms.  She cherished life as a result of these early experiences.

Her interests were as diverse as her character.  She loved to travel, loved a comfortable modern and clean home, reading great novels and historical fiction about World War II and her European homeland, clean living and healthy food, and an active lifestyle.

Her laughter was contagious!  Her love for partner and lifelong companion, her children and grandchildren unmatched.  She always had the right answer, and we wonder where will we go now for guidance.  She shared her love for music to all who would listen, and seemingly always had a song in her head or on her lips.  Her love for animals was a gift, and often times surpassed her love for people.  She was so wise.  Her advice and counsel will be missed by the close group of people lucky enough to call her a friend, mother or wife.

The world feels a little less bright without her in it.  However, our memories and laughter are so much better having known her.  We will miss her dearly, and always hold her in our hearts and minds.

Be kind to each other, and especially to animals.  Hug and cherish your friends.  Love your family always!  Take care of your health.

 “Have Courage and be Kind”


February 7, 1950                                                                                                             January 23, 2024


Dennis Baird – husband

Christopher Baird – son

Kelli (Baird) Miller – daughter

Scout – labradoodle companion


Please join us for a celebration of her life this Spring.  The date and location will be announced soon.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.

Please join us for a celebration of her life this Spring.  The date and location will be announced soon.


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    Kelli says

    The most beautiful mom. I love her so much, life will never be the same with out her: She touched so many lives with her grace and kindness. She loved animals, and was incredibly smart. Her legacy will live on. Rest in peace mom. ❤️

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    Marsha Blackman says

    To Dennis and Family,
    Kelli is so right. Rosie was interested in all things books, clothing, travel, wine, yoga and Scout. She loved her family passionately. Truly, a loss for all of us.

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    Janet Franklin says

    I enjoyed the time I spent with Rosie. She was kind and thoughtful. Sincere condolences to all of you.

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    Russ & Marie Biaggne says

    Russ & I are so sorry for your family’s loss.
    We have prayed for her since we learned of her illness. As Catholics we pray for the repose of her soul & may the perpetual light shine upon her.

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    Erni says

    So many memories of such a memorable friend. We did so much together and had so many talks about life. Our bridge group of 40+ years will miss you dearly.

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    Tucker Wardwell says

    I’m so saddened by this news. Although I never met her children, she spoke of them dearly to me. I had connections with Rosie through Don Riley Furniture, mutual friends, and even ran into her at Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale strictly by accident once. Neither of us knew the other were down there. She was always a warm light in whatever way we encountered each other. I’m sending healing thoughts to your entire family, and will hope to hear of any life celebrations that are scheduled.
    With deepest sympathy!

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    Ronna Sundell says

    Rosie was a true light in so many lives…I was privileged to know her and play bridge with her for awhile. She will be truly missed.

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    Kay Schrimshaw says

    Rosie was beautiful, elegant, and kind. I hadn’t seen her in many years, but I’m saddened just knowing she is no longer on this earth. My deepest condolences to her family.

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      RaNae Mellor says

      Dennis, I always thought Rosie was so nice whenever I saw her. I am certainly thinking of you and your family. I wish you the best as you go forward

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    Nate Olson says

    Dennis, I am sorry for your loss. Even as your first cousin I DID NOT KNOWN Rosie. If we can be of any help let us know.

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    Bobbie Baird says

    Dennis, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    Vicki Binder says

    Your tribute to Rosie could not have been more beautiful and perfect. She was a beautiful person inside and out, and she was everything that you said. I will miss her terribly.

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    Claudia Hooton says

    I worked with Rosie at Boise Cascade many years ago and was so sorry to learn of her passing! Rosie and I enjoyed talking about our children, shopping for clothes, furniture, beautiful flowers & plants at local garden centers and discussing trips we wanted to take. Rosie was a beautiful, talented and kind friend. My thoughts go out to Rosie’s family and friends for their great loss.

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    Sue Helin says

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Rosie at Homeland Realty for many years & it was a treat to know her. Please let me know when you will have her beautiful celebration.

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    Barbara Esther Holmes says

    I had the wonderful opportunity to get to know Rosie (my Aunt) better in the past 6 months than I ever did before. She was my Dad’s youngest sister and my dad always worried about her. Rosie loved her family (husband, daughter, son, grandkids) more than anything in the world. I have a voicemail from her about a week before she passed saying this exact thing. I know she is up in heaven with my Dad. Sending love to everyone

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    Vickie says

    I treasure knowing and loving Rosie through Tucker and Scout. We shared many good moments.
    My sincere condolences to her family.

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