Laird Bell, 88, long time resident of Frisco and Summit County, Colo., passed away Aug. 10, 2017.

Laird, longtime companion and friend of the late Helen Foote was born April 19, 1929 in Riverdale.

Laird lived and farmed in Kansas until called to service in the U.S. Marines in 1948.

Laird married Carolyn Bell in 1950 and continued life in Kansas until moving to Boulder, Colo., with three sons; Kerrel, Dan and Jon in 1962, eventually moving to Summit County in 1972.

Laird worked for the Denver Water Department and ultimately retired from Summit County School District in 1991.

Laird will be missed by all, including the families of his late sister, Shirley Mattingly and his many friends in Kansas.

Services will be planned at a later date in South Haven Kansas.