The Woodward News

Obituaries

January 31, 2014

Jackie Baird

Woodward, Okla. — Jackie Baird, 89 year old Woodward resident, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at her home south of Woodward.  A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with Gordon Lawson officiating.  A private family burial will be held.

 

Erma Jacquelyn Russell was born on February 6, 1924 at their home in Mutual, Oklahoma to Lilly Irene (Gose) and Nicholas Oliver Russell.  She was six years old when her brother Lee was born.  As a child she was raised around Sharon.  She loved the outdoors, helped with the farm work and daydreamed.  Jackie graduated from Sharon High School in 1942.

 

She was united in marriage to Ralph E. Baird Jr. on August 1, 1942.  Jr. enlisted in the United States Army and from there their lives began.  After the war and starting a family, Jackie took on the chore of milking a dairy herd for 21 years.  She loved her family, she loved to sew, take photos or movie slides, she loved to shop, and later in her years she took up bowling on a league in Woodward.

 

She was a member of the 4-H Club, Sharon United Methodist Church, Pleasant Jewel Club, South Persimmon Club, Sharon United Methodist Women’s and was very involved with the 4H.  Jackie was extremely active in all her clubs that she was a member in.

 

Jackie was certainly a pioneer lady blazing away.  She learned to milk cows as a little girl and made a good living continuing after she was married.  No one would deny that the milk herd was Jackie’s.  After the dairy Jackie took up her sewing hobby for a living.  She owned her own draperies business until she finally decided to retire.  After retiring, Jackie and Junior spent some time traveling and seeing America and were even able to go to Poland where Junior was kept as a prisoner of war.

 

In May of 2001, Jackie was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  However it didn’t get the best of her until the last two years.  She continued to amaze us with her ability to always come back.  She was strong willed and stubborn, and we loved her for that.

 

Jackie is survived by her husband Jr. Baird of the home; their children, John Baird and wife Carol of Sharon, Gay Prior and husband J.P. of Alamos, Colorado, Lynn Tidmore and husband David of Locust Grove; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; numerous cousins and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nick and Irene, her brother Lee, son Gordon, daughter Judy Brock, grandson Shane Tidmore, and great-grandson Destry Wayne Baird.

 

Jackie is now in the hands of the Lord and God almighty.  May she rest in Peace!!

 

Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Parkinson’s Research with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

 

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Dudley Blaylock

    Dudley Blaylock was born January 29, 1945 in Higgins, Texas to Edith May and Dudley Jasper Blaylock.  He passed away July 16, 2014 at Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 69 years, 5 months and 17 days.

    July 23, 2014

  • Edith Ann Nichols

    Edith Ann Nichols, a former resident of Woodward, was born May 17, 1934 in Rives, TN. She died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at her home in Dyersburg, TN.

    She was a faithful Christian with ultimate faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, J.T. and Lorena Tubbs of Memphis, TN and a sister, Patsy Nell Tubbs.

    July 23, 2014

  • sr001.jpg Susie Louise McNeill

    Susie Louise McNeill of Vici went to be with her Lord on July 16, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Susie was born March 17, 1940 to Johnnie Lee (Jackson) and Thurman Wall in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Norman Vanderslice Norman Vanderslice

    The world lost a special person on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Norman Vanderslice was born on December 29, 1971 in Woodward, Oklahoma, to Ronnie and Norma (Semmel) Vanderslice.  He grew up on the family farm in Fargo, Oklahoma and graduated from Fargo High School in 1990.  Norman was a farmer who loved being outside. He took care of running the family farm his entire life. Norm loved coyote hunting with his friends and was known for always helping others. The greatest love of his life was his son, Colton, who he proudly raised. They lived on a farm west of Woodward.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • wilsonmelvinpicture.jpg Clarence “Melvin” Wilson

    Clarence “Melvin” Wilson, 95 year old, True Woodward Cowboy, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at his home.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Bible Baptist Church with the Reverend Jesse Johnson and Jerry Nine officiating. Burial will follow at the Shirley Cemetery in Leedey under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • sr pic032.jpg Ival Lee Miller

    Ival Lee Miller, Camargo, Oklahoma resident, died on July 8, 2014, at the Seiling Hospital at the age of 93 years, 1 month and 27 days. Ival was born May 11, 1921, at Dr Harris’ office in Camargo, to Maurice Denton and Leota Myrle (Wing) Miller.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lewis Gene.jpg Charles E. “Gene” Lewis

    Charles E. “Gene” Lewis, 78 year old rural Woodward resident, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at his home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Rock Church Cemetery, northwest of Woodward.  Military rites will be conducted by the United States Army. Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karrie Lee Newman.jpg Karrie Lee Newman

    Karrie Lee Newman, age 55, of Texarkana, Arkansas, passed away Friday, July11, 2014 in a Texarkana Hospital.

    Karrie was born November 2, 1958 in Woodward, Oklahoma to Dean and Moeta McDonald Newman. She is an Office Manager for Retail Sales and a member of Mutual Methodist Church in Mutual, Oklahoma.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • williamsharleypicture.jpg Harley Seth Williams

    Harley Seth Williams, 4 Month and 5 day old infant son of Zach and Crystal Williams of Fargo, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 surrounded by his family at the Woodward Regional Hospital.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Elmwood Cemetery with the Reverend John Elam officiating.  Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • SagerStephanie060.jpg Stephanie Sager

    Stephanie Sager, 37 year old Woodward resident went to be with the Lord Friday, July 4, 2014 in Woodward. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, July 9, 2014 in the Gage Cemetery with Reverend Larry White officiating.  Billings Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo