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Ruth D. Baird
Ruth D. Baird

Ruth D. Baird, a retired educator and counselor, died of a stroke Aug. 16 at her Rodgers Forge home. She was 77. Ruth Dudley Dentinger, the daughter of a comptroller and a homemaker, was born and raised in Louisville, Ky., where she graduated in 1951 from Sacred Heart Academy. After earning a degree in education in 1955 from the University of Louisville, she married David W. Baird III, a chemical engineer, the next year. The couple lived in Louisville until 1966, when they moved to Tustin, Calif., until returning to Louisville two years later. They lived for two years in Columbus, Ohio, until moving to Homeland in 1975. Her husband died in 2000. She earned a master's degree in...