Oct. 30, 1930 - April 15, 2010
Ken was the son of Clarence Smiley and Ethel Vernice Baird, born in Yuma, Colo.
He was a loving father, grandfather and great- grandfather. He had five children, ten grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kenny F Baird (Scottie) and his infant granddaughter,Tammy.
Ken spent much of his youth in Walla Walla,attending Wa-Hi, where he participated in boxing, finishing second in state. Ken worked as a bellhop at the Whitman Hotel and was later employed for many years as a baker for Albertsons. Later, he moved to Richland,where he and long time friend Ed Spencer, purchased and ran the Goody Good Bakery.
In 1968 Ken and his wife Helen moved to Clarkston,to manage the Albertsons Bakery. In 1974 Ken and Ed once again teamed up to purchase the Green Mill Tavern and operated the business until 1991.Ken enjoyed playing pool, participating on the Green Mill teams. He also enjoyed bowling, baseball and coaching little league, the outdoor activities the area had to offer, boating in his famous "Snoopy" boat, fishing, hunting and white water rafting in Hells Canyon. In 2007 Ken and Helen moved closer to their children in Puyallup.
Dad, grandpa and great-grandpa, we will miss your sense of humor and wonderful story telling. You will always be in our hearts. As Ken would say before closing each night at the Green Mill Tavern "Last Call".
With Love, Your Family