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March 1, 1920-

March 16, 2010

BUTTE – Our treasured Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother passed, choosing two minutes before St. Patrick’s Day (as she was a proud Scotsman), surrounded by her loving family.

Mother was a hard worker, frugal, reserved and intelligent. She was the anchor in Dad’s life.

She had a great vocabulary, obviously enhanced by all the crossword puzzles she did, in ink.

She was a prolific reader. You could always find Mother with a glass of ice water in one hand and a book in the other.

She had tea time every afternoon, a soft-boiled egg every Wednesday and an omelet on Sunday.

She enjoyed a pot of black coffee every morning with two pieces of burnt toast, one with butter and one with jam, Smuckers.

She was a great cook and could cook for 25 as easily as five. Her recipes she passed down over the years always included a sentence at the bottom. “Cut down, as this serves 50.”

She believed in God, us kids, Dr. Seagraves and Vicks VapoRub.

Mother was preceded in death by her swashbuckler husband Dennis.

She is survived by her loving children Lance (Joanie) of Cedar City, Utah, Colleen (Steve) of Salt Lake City and Patrick (Kathy) of Butte; grandchildren, Bob, Lance, Cori, Kelli, Erin, Bryan; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Even though Mother was a shy Scottish lady, she loved the boisterous Irish ways of our father, so we celebrated her life with bagpipers, beer, singing and dancing.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to raise your “cuppa” while reading your newspaper this morning to toast Mother’s exemplary life.

Mother’s last words were, “Will you be OK?” proving once again it was always about us.

Dearest Mother, we love you, you will always be in our hearts, and yes, we will be OK.

Condolences may be sent by e-mail to  margaretbaldryfamily@

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