Patricia A. Baird

Born: Sat., Nov. 22, 1930
Died: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019


Graveside Service

Location: Olney Cemetery


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Patricia (Pat) Baird was born November 22,1930 in Colfax Washington to Hugh and Eva Wheeler. The family moved to Tacoma Washington where they lived for most of her childhood and Graduated High School there. Pat then continued on with her higher Education at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma to pursue her Nursing degree and Graduated as a Registered Nurse. Pat spent the majority of her nursing career as a surgery nurse and surgery supervisor at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Pendleton, Oregon and retired in 1992 with 40 years of service. Pat married Marvin M. Baird On April 25th,1953. These love birds met at a roller skating rink in Tacoma Washington while he was in the Navy and she was in nursing school. Marvin passed away in January of 1976, and Pat stayed in the family home where she passed away after more than 60 years in the Pendleton Community. Pat enjoyed being active in Community and philanthropic organizations and her Church. She was a past president of Pioneer Ladies, Beta Sigma Phi 1960-2016, Red Hat Ladies Society, TOPS treasurer for 9 years, Alumni of Tacoma Nursing Association, and Christian Woman’s Fellowship. She also enjoyed crocheting and sewing as well as watching her Grandkids play sports and traveling. Pat is survived by her 4 children, Cathy Case (Russ) Hermiston OR, Patti Sager (Randy) Lake Stevens WA, David Baird (Shirley) Pendleton OR, Marvin (Cammie) Spokane WA. She treasured her family especially her thirteen Grandchildren, twenty nine Great Grandchildren and six Great-great Grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews. Her greatest award is for being the most loving Mother and Grandmother. She always had a kind word and beautiful smile to share with anyone who came in contact with her. Pat is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her three brothers Richard, Robert and Mike Wheeler. Graveside service of her cremated remains will be announced in the spring. Even at the end she was thinking about everyone getting too cold to be outside for a winter burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Christian Church Memorial Fund, Pendleton Oregon in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton in Pat’s honor.

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Kim ashbeck schwab
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
I had the pleasure of working with Pat for 23 years. She was always so wonderful to me and I appreciated her support and wisdom. So honored to.have known her

Tamara Brogoitt
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
My prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Anon
   Posted Fri November 15, 2019
Had the pleasure to care for pat when she was at the facility I worked at. she was the sweetest most kind hearted woman I’ve ever come across it was a pleasure to have known her and speak with her she will be dearly missed my heart aches for her family my prayers are with you

Barbara Gossett Zeigler & Gary Gossett
   Posted Sat November 16, 2019
I will miss Pat’s beautiful smile and kind manner. She will be misse!

Cammie Baird
   Posted Sun November 17, 2019
Pat was a wonderful person in addition to a loving mother-in-law. Her heart was truly filled with kindness and love for her family. We will miss you Grandma Pat!

tom weeks
   Posted Mon November 25, 2019
a great and kind woman...a privilege to work with and an honor to know her

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