May 2, 1943 - January 17, 2020
Janie Marie Rocha Baird, age 76, of Provo Utah, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. She was born on May 2, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas to Jose Maria and Benita Meza Rocha. Being the oldest of 4 siblings, Janie loved taking care of her brother, Joe Anthony, and her sisters, Rose and Nancy, and has continued to keep a close relationship with them. Janie graduated from Highlands High School in San Antonio, Texas where she was very active in dance and musical programs. She then attended Brigham Young University where she met her lifelong sweetheart, John Edwin Baird II. They were married in San Antonio, Texas on September 19, 1964 and eternally sealed on September 22, 1964 in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Their life together included many adventures and experiences from all around the world, including living in Alaska, Hawaii, Taiwan, and Laos. The love they shared between them exemplified true Christ-like love and devotion. She was a wonderful, loving mother to her 5 children and devoted her life to caring for them and serving them. One of her most treasured roles was that of a doting, loving grandma. Janie was a dedicated member and servant of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had a profound love and appreciation for her Savior, Jesus Christ, which was shown in all she did. She served in many capacities within her family, church, and community. Among her special talents was the gift of working with the children in the primary program. For 18 years, Janie enjoyed working for the Utah State Division of Child and Family Services. She loved the faith promoting experiences that were offered to her while helping social workers and families. Janie had an incredible strength of character that was shown amidst challenges, including her physical battles as a two-time cancer survivor, and 15-year victim of Lymphedema. Even during her physical struggles, she maintained her bright, cheerful, loving demeanor and those who knew her never left without feeling uplifted, inspired, and touched by her love. Janie had many talents, including the singing voice of an angel. She sang in many choirs and musicals and was often asked to sing at family and church functions, especially for her renditions of Mexican love songs. She also loved the fun and spontaneity of breaking out into song with anyone who had a near-by instrument. She continued to share her love for music as she encouraged others to continue and develop their own musical talents. She immensely enjoyed cooking, hosting, decorating, and most of all, spending quality time with dear friends and loved ones. She will be deeply missed by many. Janie is survived by her eternal sweetheart, John Edwin Baird II; 5 children: Jeffrey, Dirk (Kathy), Lisa (Keven) Dalley, John Edwin III (Kelly), and Jamie (Fred) Vincent; 14 grandchildren: Bryant (Lynette), Janelle (Darin), Brayden, Misty (Ryan), Alec (Emma), Jonathan, Dallin, Tyler, Joseph, Caden, Gabriella, Samantha, Sasha, and John Edwin IV; 2 great-grandchildren: Boston and Gemma; brother, Joe Anthony, and sisters, Rosa Linda and Nancy June. Please join us in celebrating the life of Janie Marie: funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Freedom 5th Ward Chapel, 195 South 100 East, Provo, Utah. Friends may visit with the family at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Thursday, January 23 from 6-8:00 p.m. and at the church Friday from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Brigham City Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com.
Janie Marie Rocha Baird, age 76, of Provo Utah, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. She was born on May 2, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas to Jose Maria and Benita Meza Rocha. Being the oldest of 4 siblings, Janie loved... View Obituary & Service Information
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