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Margie "Babe" Baird (1940 - 2014)

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Margie "Babe" Baird

Margie Marie Duke was born in Demont, Texas, on Nov. 8, 1940. She married Oren "Leonard" Baird on Feb. 3, 1959, in Roswell, N.M. Leonard and Babe ranched and farmed in Otero County for the next 55 years. They raised three daughters.

She is survived by her loving husband, Leonard; daughters, Tammy Lynn Gililland and husband Tommy Pete of Tularosa, N.M., Glenda Gale Comey and husband Steve H. of Abernathy, Texas, and Debbie Lea Carner and husband Jake Edward of Tularosa; eight grandchildren and 10-1/2 great grandchildren.

Babe went home on Feb. 11, 2014.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home with Coy Griffin officiating.

She will be laid to rest at James Canyon Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at the funeral home.

The Baird family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 13 to Mar. 12, 2014