Zelva <I>Compton</I> Laird

Zelva Compton Laird

Birth
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death 12 Apr 2010 (aged 103)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Monument Gardens, block 37, lot 15 sp3
Memorial ID 70703047 · View Source
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Born to Charles Volantus "Buddy" Compton and Jessie Sally Shapard

Wife of Lee Laird

Mother of Sally W, Ann W, Dolly W

Zelva Compton (Compton) Laird
July 31, 1906 - April 12, 2010
Zelva Compton Warner Laird, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on April 12, 2010, in Dallas. She was born in Taylor, Texas to Charles Volantus Compton and Jessie Sally Shapard Compton on July 31, 1906. Zelva attended Hockaday and graduated St. Mary's of Dallas. She also attended The Sorbonne in Paris, France. During World War II, she was involved with the Army Motor Corps. Zelva was a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church, Junior League of Dallas, Lakeside Browning Club, Dallas Garden Club, Dallas Woman's Club, Colonial Dames, DAR, DRT, and the Brook Hollow Golf Club. She studied art and enjoyed painting. Her interests were genealogy, her family and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William Warner and Lee Laird and her sisters, LaVonne Compton Crawford and Clarine Compton Kakaska. She is survived by her three daughters, Sally W. Wyer of Vero Beach, FL, Ann W. Velie and husband Charles of Delray Beach, FL, and Dolly W. Ladds and husband Herbert of Buffalo, NY; nine grandchildren, William, Molly, Lisa, Decker, Mary, Willard, Julia, Helen, and Preston; 21 great-grandchildren; and many other family members. An open visitation will be held from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 16, 2010, at 11:00 am, in Cox Chapel of Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Private interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Salvation Army. Condolences to www.sparkman-hillcrest.com
Funeral Service
Friday, April 16, 2010 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Highland Park United Methodist Church
Dallas, TX


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  • Created by: Norma Faller
  • Added: 1 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70703047
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Zelva Compton Laird (31 Jul 1906–12 Apr 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70703047, citing Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Norma Faller (contributor 46976271) .