I want the Baylor family to understand the impact Professor Baylor had upon my career in the Department of Languages and Social Sciences at SD Mines, beginning in 1969. He, as well as Professor Boyd and Dr. George Moe, hired me: a very young, inexperienced teacher with only one year of high scool teaching experience. For many years I had my office directly across the hall from his. From that location Pofessor Baylor directed my entry into college teaching. His approach was kind, helpful, and non-judgmental. Clearly, he set me on a successful path of teaching engineering and science students at SD Mines. I owe him, literally, my career success. When I retired in 2016, I visited Professor Baylor at West Hills Village to thank him for his professional guidance. In closing, I hope--when he reads this message in his new life--he finds it worthy of his time and attention he so freely gave a very young colleague. Respectfully, Al Boysen Professor of English (Retired) 1969 to 2016
Posted by Al Boysen on March 16, 2022
The Northern Hills Bird Club was organized at a meeting of interested birders on April 2, 1987. The first formal meeting was May 7, 1987 and our guest speaker was Les Baylor who gave a slide show of birds he had photographed along with a discussion on birds of the Black Hills. His wife Mary accompanied Les. His visit commenced a friendship between Donna and I which lasted over the years. In 2010 we decided to spend three months in Green Valley, but were having a hard time finding a place. Les/Mary were in Green Valley at their condo and Les drove around the area and found a Villa for rent which we contacted, rented, and spent three months. In later years we sometimes transported Les to SDOU meetings in East River. Thanks Les for your work in SDOU and promoting birding in South Dakota.
Posted by Vic/Donna Fondy on March 12, 2022
Marnie and family, Your dad was a kind and thoughtful man, a wonderful teacher, good father and husband and grandfather. You have many exceptional memories to share. All our sympathy. Mary Helen and Steve