Catherine Ann Baird, 87, passed away on Feb. 2, 2017

Catherine was born on Oct. 27, 1929 in Cottonwood Falls, Kans.,  the daughter of Roy and Mary C. (Ryan) Rhoades. Catherine was a graduate of Latham High School.  She was united in marriage to Willard Baird on July 27, 1948 in Bartlesville, Okla.  
Catherine worked for many years at Mitchell’s Truck Stop, the Panda and Sunset.  She enjoyed going to the casinos in Oklahoma, playing bingo at the Elk’s and American Legion and crocheting.
 Catherine is survived by:  her daughter Sandra Parsons of El Dorado and Roy (Karen Mahan) Baird of El Dorado; grandchildren, Jeremy Parson, Andrew Parsons, Melissa Tatum, Timothy Baird, Jason McClelland, and Leslie Mahan; 12 great-grandchildren.
 Catherine passed away on February 2, 2017 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her parents;  husband; son in law Garry Tatum; two brothers and three sisters.  
Her family will gather with friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday at Carlson Funeral Home.  Private graveside services will be held in Latham at a later date.
 Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Catherine at www.carlsonkirbymorris.com.