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“What a wonderful lady and I had the pleasure of meeting and working with her. I was Mrs Layton nurse. Now she is with her Brubaker. God bless you and...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Tabitha Thompson - Wilmington, DE

“Cheryn, Our condolences to You and Your Family. May Peace and Love be with all of You. May The Blessings BeBarbara & George Tulowitzki ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: George/Barbara Tulowitzki - DE

“Cheryn and family:Betty was such a part of our family. We will cherish her memory. To see her and EB Hudson together again making mischief makes me...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Cheryn and family,I was so sorry to read of Betty's passing. I have many fond memories from working with her at duPont. She was always laughing and...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Lynne Hyatt tomczak - Wilmington, DE

“WARMEST sincere sympathy to you Cheryn and family ..... on the loss of your beloved Motherso sad for you...tho it is wonderful you had...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: sheila townsend - smyrna, DE

“It is with such sadness that I read of Bette's passing. She is the last of the "Crickers", the true end of an era. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Kathaleen Lloyd McCormick - DE

“Heather, I am so sorry to read about your G-Mom, I had the pleasure to meet her upon some occasions. She was always loved by my "Buchanan" family. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Terry Lynn Buchanan - Fort Worth, TX

“Cheryn, my mother - Jane Toomey Best - went to A.I. DuPont HS with your mother. She played field hockey too. I have her team photo and also her...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Cheryn, I am so sorry for your loss Your mother was a wonderful special person. I remember when we were growing up all the golfing she did and all...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Donna Brown (Hirsch) - Lewes

“I had the amazing "honor" of being able to play golf for many years with Betty. She was a delightful lady, funny, friendly, and made playing golf...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara (Bobbie) Frick - DE

“My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there is...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: A friend


Elizabeth "Betty" DeNight Baird, age 93 of Newark, DE, passed away on June 12, 2017, surrounded by loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years William (Brub) G. Baird, Jr. Betty was devoted to her family and friends, full of kindness, joy, and enthusiasm. She was beloved by all who knew her with her infectious laugh and exclamations of "Holy Buckets!"

Betty was a lifelong athlete in field hockey and basketball at A.I. DuPont High School, as well as the Wilmington Bomberettes as a player/captain/coach, and an All American Field Hockey player. She was an avid golfer for over 60 years where she excelled by winning 21 DuPont Country Club Championships, as well as winning the 1978 Delaware State Senior Championship title.

Betty is survived by her daughter Cheryn Coleman, granddaughter Heather Ferguson and husband John, 2 great-granddaughters Sydnee and Carlee Ferguson, Sister-in-law Elva Johnson, 2 nieces Jacqueline Loebe Nenneman and Toni Vincent Stevens, and several grand nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be private at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Disabled American Veterans Association DAV.org.