Araletta M. (Linville) Laird, 83, passed away on June 13, 2006, in Pueblo, Colorado. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Laird; mother, Maycel Lulu Cook; father and stepmother, Thomas and Henrietta Linville; sisters, Eva Eileen Flohrs and Vernetta Millis. Survived by her son, Wayne Laird of pueblo; granddaughters, Rebecca (John) Gacnik and Dawn (Brian) Zenner of Pueblo; sister, Patricia Botzler of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and brother, Jerry (Wanda) Linville of Erie, Colorado. Araletta, known as 'Lindy' by her family, was born on August 25, 1922, in Fountain, Colorado. She was a graduate of Central High School class of 1940 and was a Navy WAVES Veteran of WWII. She married Robert Laird in January 1947 and had been married 58 years. In 1982, they built a cabin in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains outside of Westcliffe, Colorado. They permanently moved to this location in 1986. Araletta enjoyed the peace and tranquility of their life in the mountains. After Robert passed, Araletta moved back to Pueblo to be closer to her family. Cremation at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium has taken place with no service planned. Together, the family will take her home to Westcliffe and there she will rest in peace. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Wayne, We were so sorry! We know how hard that is to lose a parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We went to the class reunion last Fri. &-14 and were looking for you hoping you would come! If you can please call us (719)683-7522
    Hope to hear from you soon. Larry and Ty Our address is
    3480 Hoofprint Rd. Peyton, Co. 80831

  2. Arletta or (Ta-Ta) as my daughter Karen used to call her, will always hold a special spot in my heart. I think of her often with warm regards and always will. She was an inspiration to me and she and Bob are wonderful memories. My thoughts are with you Wayne. Best regards/Gloria

  3. Our sincerest condolances to your family. We are praying and thinking about. Sincerly Patsy, Sharron and Kids.

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