Ramon Condie Baird, 85, was born May 25, 1929 and passed away on December 30, 2014. Ramon was born in Ogden, Utah to Edwin and Olive Condie Baird.
He is survived by his sweetheart, Marilyn Willie Baird whom he loved since they first met in the sandbox at age 3. He is also survived by his four children Shauna (David) Paulsen, Richard (Cherry Sanford) Baird, Scott (Julie) Baird, Kathy (Verlin) Russon, fourteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters and one brother.
Ramon served three missions for the LDS Church: Southern States Mission (1949 – 1951), Los Angeles Temple Visitor’s Center (1994 – 1995), and the LDS Church Family History Center in Salt Lake City (1998 – 2000). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War (1951 – 1953). He married Marilyn Willie on June 17, 1952 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master’s Degree (1957) in Physics and Math and then received a PhD in Physics from the University of Colorado (Boulder) in 1965. Ramon worked for 43 years at the National Bureau of Standards in Boulder, Colorado (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology) where he achieved the position of Division Chief.
Ramon loved the Colorado Mountains where he enjoyed hiking, cross-country skiing and camping. He also enjoyed cycling and golf. He loved traveling, especially to foreign countries, for pleasure and work. He had a great love for music and sang in the Colorado Mormon Chorale for 13 years. He also enjoyed reading and gardening. He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many callings including Bishop, and Denver Temple Worker.
Viewings will be held at the Cannon Mortuary, 2460 Bengal Blvd (7600 S.) on Friday, January 2, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday January 3, 2015 from 9:00 – 10:30 am at the Brighton 8th Ward LDS Chapel located at 2895 East Creek Road (8020 S.). Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with interment at the Ogden City Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to www.cannonmortuary.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS Church Humanitarian Fund or to the Huntsman Cancer Research Center.