After short forewarning, Glenda Jean Baird passed away the evening of January 10th. She was at home and had family with her at the time. Glenda had just turned 75 in December and had celebrated a 55th wedding anniversary in March 2019.
Glenda was born in Cody, Wyoming, and grew up and graduated from high school in Powell, Wyoming. Glenda and Jim came to Red Lodge in 1969 and have lived in this city ever since and where it is so easy to find lasting friends.
Glenda's profession was child-raising and she excelled at her work. She made everyone feel welcome with her warmth and humor and was passionate of the needs of Calvary Episcopal Church. A natural caregiver, she was a Hospice volunteer for 19 years. She loved the sports her children played and was a loyal Pittsburgh Steeler fan, (named the cat Franco Harris).
Glenda and Jim enjoyed a spring getaway to different places with longtime college friends. Close friends and family nicknamed her "the right hand of the Lord" or "Mother Teresa" or "Post it note Queen." She was quick with appropriate retorts and her humor never left her.
Glenda is survived by husband James, son Brian (Kathie), daughters Laura (Greg), and Amy (Eric). Grandsons Jacob, Joshua, and Jack, and Granddaughters Lauren and Taylor.
Glenda was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Nadine; father and mother-in-law Keith and Elma Ruth, nephews Reece and Brad, brother-in-law Douglas and many uncles and aunts .
A memorial service is in the planning stages for late spring or early summer. Should any desire to honor her with a memorial, her choice would be Calvary Episcopal Church, or Beartooth Hospice.