Beth Elga Taylor Bair, 94, of Shelley, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Homestead Carriage House Assisted Living in Rexburg.
She was born in Burley, Idaho, the second of five children of Glen Isaac Taylor and Leona Elizabeth Campbell Taylor.
She spent her early years in Delta, Utah; Burley; and Rupert, Idaho, and moved to Shelley as a teenager. She attended Shelley High School.
She married Myron Clint Bair on Nov. 25, 1936, in the Salt Lake Temple. She helped her husband on the farm in the Shelley area for many years.
An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all her life, Beth served in many capacities. She also served with her husband in the Idaho Falls Temple as officiators for several years. In 1985, they served a mission together in the Florida Tampa Mission.
After her husband passed away in 1986, she served several years in the name extraction program in the Shelley Stake. In 1993, she served a mission at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City.
Beth enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening, family history and especially her family. She loved her family and enjoyed having them stop in for a visit.
She is survived by her three children, Carolee (Martin) Harris of Rexburg, Connie (Karl) Kelley of Shelley and Gene (Patsy) Bair of Island Park; 23 grandchildren; 92 great-grandchildren; and 79 great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, one brother and three grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff of Homestead Assisted Living Center in Rexburg for the loving care they provided Beth.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Shelley Stake Center, 325 E. Locust St. in Shelley, with Bishop Terrell Hoskins officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 W. Oak St. in Shelley, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Friday prior to services at the church. Interment will be in Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Nalder Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.