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Emma Baird passed away peacefully, at age 72, on December 20, 2013. Emma was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and wonderful friend. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Avorald Leonard Baird, daughters Veronica Carlson (husband Brent), Dyan Larmey (husband Steve), and Michalle Baird (husband Mark Murphy), and grandchildren Keegan and Skyler Carlson (Veronica), Tesfaye, Caleb, Zoe and Epiphany Larmey (Dyan). Emma was born on September 19, 1941 in Gallina, New Mexico to Frank and Adonelia Serrano. She cherished her family above all. While raising her family in Long Beach, California and Phoenix, Arizona she earned her Master's Degree in Education and became a very successful and beloved elementary school teacher. Her ventures included traveling, volunteering at her church and much more. We will miss her wit and sense of humor. She adored her pets Avy the cat and Curly the dog. A visitation will be held on Monday, January 6, 2014 from 5 until 8 PM, with a Rosary to be held at 7 PM at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd. Peoria 85381. A mass in celebration of Emma's life will be held on January 7th at 11:00 AM at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10815 N. 35th Avenue, Phoenix 85029. Heritage Funeral Chapel will be handling the arrangements. We have lost a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend too soon. She will be missed and remembered by all who knew her. We love you Emma.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 3, 2014
Heritage Funeral Chapel
6830 West Thunderbird Road Peoria, AZ 85381