Joyce M. BAIRD
1936 - 2020
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BAIRD, Joyce M. (Age 84) Joyce Marie Baird, born May 12, 1936 in Richardton, ND to Agatha and Adam Forster. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on November 6th, 2020. Joyce is survived by her Husband of 65 years, Barrie Baird; son Douglas, daughter Diane Whitehead (Andy), son Dennis (Tammy), son Danny (Sandra), son Gary (Deborah), son Paul, daughter Theresa Smith (Dan), son Christopher (Robyn) and 25 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Joyce is also survived by her sister Ione (Montgomery) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Joyce graduated from Marycliff High School in 1954. Married Barrie shortly thereafter, started her family and worked secretarial positions at The Spokesman-Review, Mutual of New York, SNAP and Washington State Summer Youth Program. A devoted Catholic, Joyce and Barrie were active parishioners at Mary Queen Parish in Spokane. Joyce loved to travel, read mystery novels and spend many summer family vacations at Priest Lake. She loved to cook and has left us with many family favorite recipes (that only a few of us know how to make just like she did!) Joyce enjoyed playing cards, dice and board games. She was a gentle, patient, loving and passionate individual. A radiant and pure soul. Joyce, Joycee, Joyous, Lima Bean, Momma, Joyce Marie, Grandma.MomWifeAngel in heaven..Joyce was everything a person could be to all that had the pleasure to know her and be loved by her. Joyce loved her family and spending time celebrating life with them any chance she could. We will continue to celebrate life with her as she watches over us. Heaven has another beautiful angel. We all know she is with us at all times. She will be missed. Joyce's funeral will be held with immediate family. A remembrance will be held at a later date and will be determined as pandemic conditions allow. To leave an online condolence to Joyce's family, please visit our website at

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Published in Spokesman-Review on Nov. 15, 2020.
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November 21, 2020
Dear Aunt Joyce, it was always a pleasure to see your sweet smiling face. I have never met such a person to make one feel better about one's self just by being in their aura. An abundance of sweetness. Condolences Barrie and family. Your wife, mother will be missed.
David Montgomery
November 16, 2020
Joyce was one of my favorite patients at Dr. Chow’s office.
Susan Walker
November 16, 2020
Blessings to you, my sweet and beautiful Auntie Joyce! You and Uncle Barrie were always such a wonderful model of married life. And you reminded me so much of my own mom. Love to Barrie and your family.
Annie Forster Weisbeck
November 15, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Adele Sullivan
November 15, 2020
As a friend of Danny, I wish to offer him and his family my condolences.
Thomas Gray
November 15, 2020
God Bless you Joyce as Christ rewards you with His promise of eternity in heaven. I always enjoyed conversing with you and Barrie as we bumped into each other either in church or a grocery store. You were a role model not only for your children but all who knew you! The Olney's and the Baird families go back to the 60's in the old Cliff Park neighborhood. God Bless you, Barrie and your special family.
John Olney
John Olney
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