June 21, 1922 ~ September 14, 2018
Nancy Marchant Laird, age 96, died Thursday, September 14, 2018, at her home in Roy, Utah. She was born in Peoa, Utah, June 21, 1922, to Alonzo Justice Marchant and Minerva Jean Casper Marchant.
She was the sixth of 10 children and attended elementary school in a two-room school house and graduated from South Summit High School in 1940. She grew up on a farm milking cows, riding horses, stacking hay and daily chores were part her example and legacy to her family.
Her College days at BYU was cut short with the beginning of WWII. She married her best friend, and sweetheart, Cecil Rex Laird, on October 3, 1942, just before he shipped out to the South Pacific Theater. After his return, 37 months later, they started their home in Ogden and started their family. Nancy was an excellent seamstress and artist.
She and Cecil loved to square dance. They traveled from Idaho, to California, looking for an open square. She retired from Hill Air Force base and enjoyed traveling with Cecil before he passed away in 1981. She enjoyed reading, doll making, china painting, and oil painting. She served faithfully for many years in the primary as secretary, and as ward librarian, as well as in the extraction program.
She is survived by her children: Sue Ann DeVol, Gary (Carolyn) Laird, Vicky (David) Kettlewell, and Martin (Kathy) Laird. She is also survived by her sister, Grace Johnson; 11 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, and five sisters; and her great-granddaughter, Anya DeVol.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the Roy 13th Ward Chapel, 5127 S. 2400 W., with a viewing from 10 to 10:45 a.m., prior to services. A viewing will also be held at Myers Mortuary in Roy, 5865 S. 1900 W., on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at the Peoa Cemetery.
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