Laura Beard, 87, of Decorah, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Aase Haugen Homes in Decorah. A memorial service was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Beard family barn located on the south side of Highway 9 west of the intersection of Highways 9 and 52. A private family committal service is at a later date. Memorials may be given in Laura's memory to the Wellington Place Auxiliary, the Decorah Genealogy Library, and the Northeast Iowa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.