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Patrick Martin Baird was born in Bakersfield on September 29, 1941 and passed away on December 4, 2010 in Seligman, AZ traveling on his way to Bakersfield. He attended Bakersfield High School before joining the United States Navy. He served honorably in the Navy for two years and then continued to serve his country with the United States Postal Service in a career that lasted over 30 years. After retiring from the USPS, in 2004 he moved with his wife Diana to Pagosa Springs, CO but they often returned as snowbirds to winter in Bakersfield. He is survived by two children, Patrick Martin Baird, Jr. and Wendy Ann-Marie Baird, two grandchildren, Kathryn Ann-Marie Barger and Brittany Baird, and two great grandchildren. He also leaves behind the love of his life, Diana Rue Baird, his spouse of over 33 years. He will be remembered fondly by extended family members and many friends. For those wishing to memorialize Patrick, services will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building at 9900 White Oak Rd (on Old River Rd between Ming Avenue and White Lane). Following the memorial services, Patrick will be interred at the Bakersfield National Cemetery (30338 East Bear Mountain Blvd) at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the American Heart Association in Patrickâ?TMs name to honor his battle with heart disease