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Myrna LaVon Gault Baird-Kohs
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Birth: Apr. 29, 1943
Death: Nov. 14, 2011

BAIRD-KOHS -- MYRNA LAVON GAULT The Sierra County community lost a passionate fighter Monday, November 14, 2011. Myrna LaVon Gault Baird-Kohs passed away peacefully at the age of 68 at Sierra Health Care Center. Myrna was born on April 29, 1943 to Joseph Gault and Myrtle Frances Gault in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She grew up the youngest of six sisters in the family's dry cleaning business. She had two children by the age of 19 when she left her first husband. She met and remarried to Neil R. Baird on December 27, 1963. It was during her marriage to Neil that the two moved to Truth or Consequences and brought KCHS Radio Station out of the "dark" and back on the air in 1964. Two years later, in March of 1967, the couple started the Sierra County Sentinel. She managed to continue the businesses and eventually found a new love that would work beside her, and as hard as she did, Patrick Kohs. They married on January 6, 1996 and worked hand-in-hand until Myrna's health forced her into a reluctant retirement in June of 2010. Myrna was a member of the First Baptist Church of T-or-C, the New Mexico Broadcasters Association, New Mexico Press Association and the National Association of American Pen Women.. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Myrtle Gault; a son, Melvin Baird; husband, Neil R. Baird, Sr. and two sisters, Marcella Chamberlin and Myrle Dadig. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the chapel of Kirikos Family Funeral Home. Funeral services are set for 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2011 at the First Baptist Church, 220 Broadway, in T-or-C. Burial will follow the service in the Vista Memory Gardens Cemetery. A reception will follow in the First Baptist Church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Myrna's name may be sent to the Sierra Vista Hospital building fund, 800 E. Ninth Ave., Truth or Consequences, NM 87901.
Published on: Thu November 17, 2011 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Richard Gault (1898 - 1991)
  Myrtle F Pursley Gault (1903 - 1980)
 
 Spouse:
  Neil R Baird (1923 - 1991)
 
 Sibling:
  Myrle June Gault Dadig (1924 - 2004)*
  Myrna LaVon Gault Baird-Kohs (1943 - 2011)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Vista Memory Gardens
Truth or Consequences
Sierra County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Nov 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80654334
Myrna LaVon <i>Gault</i> Baird-Kohs
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