• Bradbury Memorial Center Staff

Clara Regina Laird

Updated: Dec 29, 2020

October 1, 1927 – December 25, 2020

On December 25th, 2020, Clara Regina Laird was called home to spend Christmas with Our Lord and Savior.

Clara Regina Savage was born on October 1, 1927 in the small town of Egg Harbor Township, NJ to Benjamin and Margaret (Smith) Savage. Clara graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1946.

Clara loved to dance and met her soulmate Ferdinand Laird at a dance hall in Oaklyn, NJ. They were married on January 26th, 1951 and shared a loving relationship up until Ferdinand’s passing in December of 2004. Even after Ferdinand’s passing Clara spoke of him often and would reminisce about their life together.

Clara is survived by her sons, Kenneth Laird (Bonny), Thomas Laird, David Laird (Marcella) and her only daughter Terry Laird Griswold and her son-in-law David Griswold; 7 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

Clara was a member of the Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church for many years prior to moving to Arizona. She had many friends within the church who stayed in contact with her and she loved receiving letters and cards from them. Clara also had special relationships with a certain few who referred to her as mom or grand mom throughout her life. Clara was close to her sister Mary Schanz and spoke with her often on the phone as they had a strong bond.

Clara will always be remembered for her love of life which included lots of laughter, being a little silly and her love of God.

A private service will be held at a later date.