Norma J. Schiver Laird

Oct 3, 2012 Staff

Norma J. Schiver Laird died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. She was 84 years old.

A visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson's Funeral Home, Lander. A family directed memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in the Church of the Nazarene, 385 N. Second St., Lander.

Norma Jean Schiver Laird was born June 21, 1928, to Ida Mae Pierott Schiver and Wilmer Schiver in LaGrange, Mo.

She married Robert Warren Laird on July 25, 1948, at the Roberts Mission in Fort Washakie.

She was active in Grange, Windmill Homemakers, TOPS, Lander Quilting Guild and her church. She worked for Mill Creek School, Lander Senior Center and Westward Heights as a cook.

Her family said she enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a dedicated mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother (GG), sister, aunt and friend.

She is survived by her brother, Robert and his wife Gwen Tatum of Ellendale, N.D.; sister-in-law Marion Rhodes of Placerville, Colo.; children Sharon and her husband Jim Reighard of Anniston, Ala., Ivan and his companion Glenda Laird of Lander, Anita and her husband Steve Snook of Wheatland, Trina and her husband Jody Crawford of Chinook, Mont., Randy Laird of Lander, and Donnis and Cody Wilcox of Amarillo, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews; and best friend, Helen Cowdin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilmer Schiver and Ida Pierott Schiver Tatum; stepfather Cullen Tatum; husband Robert Warren Laird; and brother Jim Tatum.

Flowers and memorials should be mailed directly to the church.

Services are under the direction of the Hudson's Funeral Home of Lander. An online guest book is available at

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