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Woodward County Obituary
Elmwood Cemetery

© Billings Funeral Home
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Submitted by: Ann Weber


26 May 1921 - 13 Mar 2017

Funeral: 2:00 PM Friday, March 17th, 2017 - Billings Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Friday, March 17th, 2017 - Elmwood Cemetery

Lucile Laird, 95 year old former Woodward resident, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Wolfe Living Center in Harrah. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery

Lucile (Fielder) Laird was born May 26, 1921 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma to the late Roy Earl and Mabel Emma (Riggle) Fielder. She spent her early years in Oklahoma, graduating from high school in Haviland, Kansas in 1939. In 1941, she moved with her family to Texas City, Texas where she worked for Carbide Chemical Company during the war. In 1946 Lucile returned to Haviland, Kansas and she was married to Tuck Laird on June 8, 1946 in Pratt, Kansas. They spent the next 15 years working for Broce Construction Company. In June of 1961, they moved to Cimarron, Kansas to take over the farm then later they purchased and operated a Variety Store. After 14 years in the store, they retired and moved to Woodward in 1979.

She was a member of the 5th Street Church of Christ until she moved to Choctaw to be near her daughter. There she placed her membership with the Choctaw Church of Christ.

She is survived by one daughter Pat Rusche and husband Don of Nicoma Park; one son, Ronnie Laird and Kathy Savage of Columbia, Missouri; four grandchildren: Matt Hicks of Nicoma Park, Chris Hicks and wife Adrianne of Midwest City, Sara Schreiner and husband Trevor of Great Bend, Kansas, Cody Laird of Emporia, Kansas; five great-grandchildren: Zoey Hicks, Chloe Hicks, Kaitlyn Hicks, Addyson Bruce, and Jaxston Schreiner; several special nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 50 years, Tuck Laird, three sisters, Neva Hall, Marjorie Wilkinson, and Dorothy Whittington, two brothers, Robert and Lewis Fielder.

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