Bob Baird

Bob Baird
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Bob Baird

Mailing Address:

2728 W Country Classic Dr
Bluffdale, UT 84065

Phone Home: 801-255-1943
Phone Bob: 801-770-0649
Phone Virginia: 801-770-0392

Spouse: Virginia


Angie (1973)
Sean (1978
Scott (1982)
Brad (1984)

Grand-Kids: 3

2014 Reunion News:

In the last 50 years since high school, I have worked for and worked as the following:

Missionary, Finland, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1965-67
Student, Provo, Utah, Brigham Young University, 1967-72
Mechanical Engineer, Bechtel Power Corporation, San Francisco, 1973-75
Environmental Engineer and Project Manager, Ford, Bacon and Davis Inc. Utah, Salt Lake City, 1975-84
VP and Project Manager, Rogers and Associates Engineering Corp., Salt Lake City, 1984-1999
Project Manager, URS Corporation, Salt Lake City, 1999-2013
Missionary, Taiwan, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2013-14

I did retire in 2013.

My wife, Virginia, and I serve as full-time missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan. This helps fulfill a life-long plan to share our most prized gift, God's plan of happiness, with our brothers and sisters.

We arrived in Taiwan in June of 2013 and will remain until November 2014 assisting local church members in developing and maintaining relationships with those who have the ability to influence the way the Church is viewed and reported. We also help plan and produce public events that share the Church's many resources for strengthening marriages and families; for discovering and preserving individuals' family histories; and the best in quality music and the spoken word.

We love Taiwan and its people. People here are kind and gentle . . . little sign of violence, crime, gangs, corruption . . . but maybe that's because we choose to see the good in the world. Still, we often walk home after dark along city streets and even alleys with no concern for our safety.

Three of four kids are married, with the fourth giving serious consideration to marriage. Speaking of which, if you have to live in an institution, marriage is a darn good one to choose. We are now proud grandparents of 11 ranging in age from 2 to 15 years.

We're still producing "Echoes of Christmas" in Salt Lake City at Christmas time as a free gift to the community . . . seventh year coming up. We welcome all visitors and volunteers . . . Come join us.

Upon our return from Taiwan, we'll be looking for a home . . . where oldsters can still make a difference and their experience and resources can help enrich life. Not yet ready to retire from life.

Update October 2011:

Virginia and I produce an annual live Christmas Nativity called Echoes of Christmas Check it out at The show relies upon the talents, services, and support a total 160 volunteers each year over a run of six evenings and it given as a gift to the community -- come one, come all! Dec 15-17 and 19-21, 2011 from 7 to 9 PM each evening, weather permitting, at Liberty Park in SLC. We'll enthusiastically welcome anyone who wants to participate in cast, crew, or administration.

Virginia and I are presently in the process of starting a small bakery call "Grandma Schmidt's Kitchen" Hopefully we'll come into operation in early November, 2011. But . . . contractors and craftsmen are scarce during hunting season . .

In 2007, Virginia and I coordinated the creation and building of a float for the Days of '47 Parade in SLC. We took the innovative approach of decorating it entirely with specially tied quilts. After the parade, we laundered the quilts and donated them to LDS Humanitarian Center for use where ever in the world they might be needed. We thought that was better use of resources than plastic and glitter thrown in the dumpster after a couple hours of ooos and aaahs along the parade route.

Virginia was Artistic Director and I associate Artistic Director for a stadium show presented in 2005 by the LDS Church at the UofU's Rice-Eccles Stadium. I programmed the "Bandana portion" of the show, where every person in the stadium had red, yellow, and blue bandana used to created several "scenes" with each person showing and changing their bandanas on command. It was pretty amazing!

2004 Reunion News:

Past highlights: Met and married Virginia and what I dismissed as my dreams became reality. We take great joy in giving service to our church and community.

Future Plans: Retire and teach and serve humanitarian service missions to those less fortunate than us.

30 Year Reunion 1994

Current residence on file: South Jordan UT

20 Year Reunion 1984

Spouse's Name: Lois
Current residence: Salt Lake City UT
Occupation: Engineer, Project manager
Spouse's Occupation: Homemaker
Family: Angela 11; Sean 6; Scott 1½; Bradley 4-weeks.
After one semester in college, I was privileged to live in Finland for 2 years serving a mission for the LDS Church (Mormon). I returned to Brigham Young University Masters in Mechanical Engineering, with special studies in Nuclear Engineering. In the process, my Finland experience introduced me to my wife-to-be, Lois Flegel of Coeur d'Alene. She was secretary at the Ricks College Language Training Mission in Rexburg ID where I taught the Finish language for a summer. We were married in 1970. We spent 2 years in San Francisco at my first job-a real adventure for two small-town Idaho People. At this time, I became involved with Boy Scouts of America as Scoutmaster. My involvement with BSofA has continued for 11 years in various rolls. Salt Lake City has been our home for nine years. My work has been related principally to environmental radiation, risk assessment, evaluation of remedial action alternatives, heat and mass transfer and project management. In 1980 I commenced work on an MBA degree which was granted by the University of Utah in 1983. We have four children ranging from 11 years to 1 month in age. Each of these has arrived to our family through his own special miracle. When you are in Salt Lake City area, please give a call-we'd love to visit.

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