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Judith “Judy” Ann Baird


Judith “Judy” Ann Baird, age 83 of Lowell, passed away peacefully at her home on October 9, 2022.

Judy was proud to be the high school sweetheart then devoted wife of Allan C Baird. She was a constant cheerleader for Allan and his sports teams during their over 55 years together (Go Zzanos!). She and Allan coordinated numerous reunions for the Lowell Class of 1957.

Judy was a wonderful hostess, cook, and seamstress. Her delicious lasagna at noon on opening day of deer hunting season is legendary. She enjoyed giving her children beautiful custom-made clothing and the greatest birthday and graduation parties. She welcomed all friends for meals and sleepovers. Some of her kids’ friends stayed for years.

Judy and Allan delighted to spend time and have travel adventures making memories with their beloved grandchildren including camping and annual fishing trips to Rice Lake in Canada. She was the proud owner of Baird Farm Kennels where she bred and sold award winning champion collies. Judy extensively researched family genealogy years before was even an idea then published her research in book form titled Calling All Condons.

Judy significantly contributed to the success of Baird Brothers farm by bookkeeping and registering livestock. She gave annual tours of the Baird farm to grade school students teaching them the link between the crops in the field how cow consumption of crops produces milk, which turns into the yummy ice cream bars she provided them at the end of the tour.

Judy was active in local historical preservation. She was a lifelong supporter of the history and preservation of Alton Church and Cemetery. She spent many years being part of the Fallasburg Historical Society while securing funding and Society ownership of several historical structures in the village. She was a former Amway employee.

Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Allan C Baird; granddaughter, Shelby Baird; parents, Carroll and Dorothy Potter; and brothers, Gary and Roger Potter. Judy will be lovingly remembered by her children, David (Kim Crissman) Baird, Carol (Robert) Leyman, Christine Baird, Bonnie Baird; grandchildren, Eric (Keerstin Bazan) and Daniel Baird, Jay Clark, Timothy (Susan) Hill, Fritz (Anna) Ball and Brad Ball; great grandchildren, Hayleigh, Karly and Alexis Baird, Ivy Thuston, Zackary Ward, Brenden and Amaris Hill, Alton Ball; sister, Carol Sue Baer; and brother, Ron Potter; brother-in-law, Bruce (Marcia) Baird; and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at 12-2PM, Saturday, October 15, 2022, Alton Bible Church, 2780 Lincoln Lake Ave NE, Lowell, MI 49931. Funeral services will be held at 2pm at the church. Interment to follow at Alton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alton Church Society, c/o Ken Wittenbach, 2655 Lincoln Lake Avenue, Lowell, MI 49331.

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11 Responses

  1. So sorry for your loss. But she in a way better place now , prayers for the family to heal there hearts soon .

  2. We lost a lifelong friend. She will be missed by many. Our hearts go out to the family.

  3. Condolences to all the family. She is with everyone again in heaven! You are all in our hearts and prayers.

  4. What a fascinating and full life she had! Prayers to her family for love, peace and comfort.

  5. My condolences to all of Judy’s family and friends. Prayers and hugs to all.

  6. Dear Carol and family ,
    We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother, please know you are in our prayers and thoughts.
    All our love
    Mike Bernadette
    Mark Judy

  7. Tom and I are very sorry for the loss of your mom, so hard to say goodbye! Thinking of your family during this sad time, and praying for the Lord’s comfort.
    Our love, Tom and Michelle

  8. Sending our deepest sympathy to your family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are sent as well.

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