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Mary Ellen Bottolfsen Baird
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Birth: May 14, 1907
Cedar County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1996
Manitou Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA

Publication Date: October 19, 1996
Source: Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph
Page: B6
Subjects:
Region: Colorado
Obituary: MARY ELLEN "GRAN MARY" BAIRD, 89,
of Manitou Springs,
died Oct. 7, 1996, at a local care facility.

A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m.
Sunday during the worship service at
Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee
Ave. in Manitou Springs.
Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., is
handling arrangements.
Mrs. Baird was born May 14, 1907, in
Hartington, Neb., to Magnus and Bertha
(Gearhart) Bottolfsen.
She was married Dec. 14, 1947, in Los
Angeles to F.O. Baird, who is deceased.
She is survived by a sister, Laura Olsen of
Mesa, Ariz.; many nieces and
nephews; and her special family, Rich,
Linda, Greg and Eden Baker. She was
preceded in death by six brothers.
Mrs. Baird was a dental assistant in Manitou
Springs and Santa Barbara,
Calif., and worked at Schwab's Drugstore in
Hollywood. She helped her
husband in his leather-carving work and book
publishing.
She was a member of the Community
Congregational Church, AARP and
Eastern Star. She enjoyed working outdoors,
reading and children.
She had lived in Manitou during the 1950s
and again since 1971, also living in
California, Mexico and Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
charity of one's choice or Silver
Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave.,
Colorado Springs 80904.
Note:
Aunt Mary's ashes, per her wishes were scattered in the Mountains at Manitou Springs, CO.

Mary worked in Minneapolis, MN for a few years and was in the 1940 Minneapolis census at age 32, single, she was shown as a sales lady and lived in a large boarding house. Census shows that she was at the same address in 1935.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Magnus Bottolfsen (1866 - 1953)
  Bertha Christine Gearhart Bottolfsen (1876 - 1969)
 
 Spouse:
  Floyd Oliver Baird (1896 - 1971)
 
 Siblings:
  Herbert Marcy Bottolfsen (1905 - 1986)*
  Mary Ellen Bottolfsen Baird (1907 - 1996)
  Charles Kenneth Bottolfsen (1909 - 1985)*
  Martin Bertinus Bottolfsen (1911 - 1990)*
  Laura May Bottolfsen Olsen (1913 - 2007)*
  Nels Owen Bottolfsen (1915 - 1919)*
  Herman Arthur Bottolfsen (1916 - 1972)*
  Hugh Glen Bottolfsen (1919 - 1985)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
 
Created by: Connie Bottolfsen/Loftus
Record added: Feb 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85078304
Mary Ellen <i>Bottolfsen</i> Baird
Added by: Connie Bottolfsen/Loftus
 
Mary Ellen <i>Bottolfsen</i> Baird
Added by: Connie Bottolfsen/Loftus
 
Mary Ellen <i>Bottolfsen</i> Baird
Added by: Connie Bottolfsen/Loftus
 
 
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