1923 ~ 2016Betty Jane Brown Baird, our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, passed away on October 20, 2016 with her loving family by her side. Mom's passing was related to issues of age and dementia/alzheimer's disease.Betty was born on Jan. 30, 1923 to Cecil E. Brown and Elizabeth Gill Brown. She was raised in Salt Lake City and graduated from South High School. On Jan. 30, 1942 Betty married Robert M. Baird, her husband of 51 years and together they raised four children: Bruce (Kathie Williams), Marsha Hanks, Brett (Barbara), and Nancy Buddell (John). She also has seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Betty is preceded in death by her husband and brothers Robert E. and Cecil D. (Bud) Brown. She is survived by her children, grand children, great grand children and sisters Berdella, Barbara and Karen (Darrell).During WWII mom worked for the army corp of engineers at Fort Douglas and later in life she managed a dual career as a homemaker and administrative worker for the local office of the IRS. As a member of the Greatest Generation mom was hardworking, frugal, well organized and always thankful for the pleasures of life that she enjoyed. Mom took great pride in her appearance and always dressed to the nines. She was equally proud of her home and was often found cleaning, ironing or doing whatever was necessary to maintain a clean and orderly household. Mom's greatest love was family and she liked nothing more than spending time with her family be it for Sunday dinner, a picnic in the canyon, the 4th of July family reunion or just a backyard barbeque. She was a marvelous cook and her Sunday pork chop dinner with apple pie dessert was legendary. Mom and her siblings have always been very close and she loved spending time with her sisters having lunch, taking a road trip somewhere fun or just visiting.Funeral Service Wednesday October 26 at 11:00 a.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary at 3401 Highland Drive in Salt Lake City, Ut. A viewing for friends and family Tuesday October 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday.The family would like to thank the people at Canyon Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care and Rocky Mountain Hospice for their caring efforts to make mom as safe and comfortable as possible.