Mariel Zina Gough Baird passed away August 15, 2021, surrounded by love. She was born May 3, 1943, to loving parents Richard and Aleene Kay Gough. She was the baby of the family and adored by her two older sisters Reva and Janet.
On October 20, 1960, at the age of 17 she married Harold Eugene Baird in Provo, Utah. Together they had five children that she treasured, Doug, Kelly, J.R., Amie and Jeff. She started selling Avon while raising their children and quickly excelled as a Team Leader. She took a lot of pride in her accomplishments. She was an avid gardener and grew an acre crop of tomatoes that she would sell. She loved having people stop by to admire the beautiful weed free bounty.
At the age of 36 she divorced and started Baird Pest Control. She became a very successful businesswoman. Her story was published, and videos were made to show future generations how successful a woman can be. She took great pride in her home and garden. She was always redecorating or buying new furniture. Her yard was her pride and joy. She received the Washington City “beautification” award more than once.
She was the proud grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. She was lucky to find love again in her partner Walter Limb. They married June 16, 2018. He treated her like gold. They loved to travel and had many amazing adventures. Walt took excellent care of her and showed her so much love and compassion.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Richard and Aleene Gough. Sisters Reva Dean Stubbs and Janet Rose. And a great grandson Gunner Bracken.
She was survived by her husband Walter Limb, and children Doug (Denise), Kelly Reed, J.R. (Vicky), Amie (Paul) van der Elst, Jeff (Trisha) Baird and Walt’s children Michelle Huggins, Claudia (Gilbert) Hearn, Allison Matson ( Billy Hensler), Brandon Limb and Tracy Limb (deceased)
We would like to acknowledge the fantastic nurses and social workers with Intermountain Hospice. We could not have got through this time without this amazing group of people. Special thanks to Dez and Rachel!
A Memorial Service is on Saturday, August 21, 2021, 2:00 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street St. George, Utah.
Family and friends that are unable to attend are invited to view the memorial service on line by clicking on the link below.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Mariel’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com.