Aileen Baird Huntsman was born and raised in Baker — a small town in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. Growing up, she might have been found with violin in hand. As a young adult she could be found in the company of Don Huntsman. WWII interrupted college years; Don became an Air Force Cadet. They married, and she followed from place-to-place. Happily, he returned, and they were able to enjoy a normal family life. She is currently a resident at Judson Park.