Obituary of Marjorie Elizabeth Baird
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Age 78, of Fenton, died peacefully on Friday, January 15, 2021. In accordance with Marjorie's wishes, cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Marjorie's tribute page at martinfuneralhome.com.
Marjorie was born in Detroit, Michigan, on January 4, 1943, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Rayburn and Ara Lee (French) Baird. Educated locally, Marjorie graduated from Dondero High School in Royal Oak, Michigan, with the Class of 1961. Continuing her education, she went on to obtain her Bachelor's Degree in teaching from Michigan State University in 1965, she continued her education by obtaining her Master’s Degree in Special Education in the 1980s at Oakland University, graduating with honors. Marjorie was a long-time member of the Fenton Moose Lodge #430 and was known as “The Biscuit Lady”.
Her passion was living on Lake Fenton and boating to the Moose Lodge. She loved cruising the lake on her pontoon boat and hearing the rumble of her speedboat as she drove it around the lake. She loved having family and friends over for BBQs and boat rides. Even as recent as September she was driving her boat and going to the Moose Lodge for dinner while watching the sunset on the lake. In her free time, Marjorie enjoyed boating, tennis, gardening, and playing the violin and piano. She also played the violin with the Community Orchestra.
Marjorie loved her family and cherished her two children: Cristina Redford and Charles Baird and his wife Dr. Joanne Elston Baird; three grandchildren: Morgan, Luke, and Ryann; along with sister, Kathy Rittenhouse; niece, Kara Rittenhouse; and many other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.