Juanita A. LairdJuly 23,2013
Juanita A. Laird
Juanita A. Laird
WILLIAMSTOWN — Juanita Ann Beane Laird, 72, of Tower Road, passed away July 20, 2013, at her daughter Tracy’s home in Websterville after a long battle with multiple myeloma.
She was born Dec. 17, 1940, in the Montpelier Hospital to Leon L. and Marion N. (Martin) Beane, of Middlesex.
Her first marriage was to George Preston in 1962. They divorced in 1967. Her second marriage was to Francis P. “Stub” Laird on Aug. 17, 1970. She was widowed by him on April 3, 2010.
She was a stay-at-home mother, who raised four children on a goat farm in Williamstown. She was known by many as “The Goat Lady.”
She was an activist in the 1980s for “Clean Up Vermont.”
She enjoyed playing cards and dice, crocheting multiple items for family and friends, computer games, photography and visiting her grandbabies.
She was predeceased by her parents, Marion Beane and Leon Beane, her husband of almost 40 years, Francis “Stub” Laird, and her brother, Merlin Beane.
She is survived by her sister, Benita Beane Roche, of Florida; her son Larry Preston and his wife, Janei, of North Carolina; her daughter Nancy Preston, of Plainfield; her daughter Tracy Laird and her husband, William Haynes, of Websterville; her son Jamey Laird, of Williamstown; grandchildren Monica Tremblay, Vanessa Tremblay, Britany Boulanger, Ryan Edson, Paige Haynes, Sophia Haynes, Katie-Lynn Santamore; and great-grandchild Kaleb Morrill.
There will be a graveside service for the immediate family at a later date.
Anyone wanting more information on where to send donations, please contact Tracy at 802-279-3325.
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