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Verlyn Marie Blair, 90, of Buena Park, California, died September 2, 2004.

The funeral service was held September 8 at the Church of Our Fathers, with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, Calif.

She was born January 4, 1914, at St. Lawrence, South Dakota, to George and Elsie (Thompson) Ford. She graduated from St. Lawrence High School in 1932.  She attended Wessington Springs College and colleges in California.  She was elementary teacher in South Dakota and Orange Co., California, retiring in 1976.

Verlyn married Melvin E. Hurd of Hand County, SD June 14, 1936 in Washington. 

She is survived by a sister, Zona (Leonard) Verdugt of Miller, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Phyllis (Ogee) Johnson; and a brother, George Ford, Jr., all of St. Lawrence.

She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Melvin Hurd, December 6, 1991 and her second husband, Lawrence "Bud" Blair, both from Buena Park, Calif.