Lyford Service

Obituaries / Sep. 7, 2017 9:06am EDT

A graveside funeral service for Thelma Burbank Lyford, 90, of Chelsea, who died August 28, 2017, was held Saturday, Sept. 2 at the Highland Cemetery in Chelsea.

Her grandson-in-law, Sam Lincoln, conducted the service and spoke of how he met and was later welcomed into the Lyford family. Granddaughter Shelley Lyford remembered lessons learned from “Mother Goose.” A reading was given by grandson Dave Rochefort. Many friends and family also gave remembrances of Thelma.

The bearers were grandsons Jordan Lyford, MaCaden Lyford, Ken Colby, Dave Rochefort, and James Rochefort, and family friend Tenny Johnson. At the conclusion of service, everyone was invited back to the Lyford farm for refreshments and storytelling.

The Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea was in charge of arrangements.

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