In Memory of

Barbara

Joyce

(Jex)

Baird

Obituary for Barbara Joyce (Jex) Baird

Baird, Barbara Joyce (Jex)
Saginaw, Michigan

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt, Barbara Joyce (Jex) Baird, passed away peacefully in the morning hours of Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at Barton Woods Assisted Living Facility in Freeland, Michigan. Age 86 years. Barb was born on December 9, 1936 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Frank and Dorothy (Goddard) Jex. Barb was raised and lived her whole life in the Saginaw Area; attending school at Saginaw High and Arthur Hill. On October 1, 1960 in Saginaw, Michigan Barb married the love of her life, James W. Baird, Sr., and he preceded her in death on February 19, 2015. Barb played numerous roles over the years, but nothing brought her as much satisfaction as caring for her home and her family. She and her family are longtime members of Holy Spirit Catholic Church; assisting with funeral luncheons when able to help. Barb was also a member of the St. Josaphat Altar Rosary Society; where she had lots of fun with great friends. Barb was an avid golfer; playing a handful of years on a league at Maple Hill Golf Course. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time in the outdoors with her family. Barb was a diehard Notre Dame Football fan; a passion she and her husband shared together. She always cherished the opportunity she had to attend a spring game. Barb had many joys in life, but spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, made her the happiest lady in the world. Barb will be missed dearly by all, and her memories will be cherished forever.

Left to cherish her memories are one son, James W., Jr. (significant other, Carrie O’Toole) Baird; grandchildren, Randy (Lisa) Larson and Stacey Ebenhoeh; seven great-grandchildren, Isabella, Joshua, David, and Connor Larson, Octavian Maximus, and Harrison Ebenhoeh; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Barb is happily reunited with her husband, James W. Baird, Sr.; children, Kimberly Ann Baird, Jill Ann Baird, Mark Matthew Baird, and Wendy Sue Baird.

Barb’s family would like to extend a very special Thank You to the staff of Barton Woods Assisted Living Facility and Heart to Heart Hospice for the extraordinary care and compassion provided to Barb and her family.

The Funeral Service will take place at 12:00 p.m., noon, on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. Saginaw, MI 48603. Officiating will be Amy Bartels Roe. Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Immediately following, family and friends will travel in procession to St. Andrew Cemetery for the Rite of Committal and Interment. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to “Heart to Heart Hospice”.