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Claire Marie (Maisel) Feild

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Claire Marie (Maisel) Feild, born Feb. 10, 1923, and died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010. Her father, Nicholas James Maisel, and mother, Grace Beatrice Slagle, raised their family in Baltimore. She and her husband, Terry Trimble Feild, formally of Little Rock, Ark., were married for over 50 years when he passed in Arlington, Va., in 1996. She is survived by her daughter Carole Lynn and son-in-law Byron Clark.
Formerly a resident of Arlington, Claire moved to New Mexico in 2006 to be close to her family and for care, and is survived by Jane Talbot (niece) and her husband, Chuck Brink, of Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her brother William "Bill" Harrison Maisel and survived by her sister-in-law Donna Maisel, of Florida. Her other New Mexico family included sister-in-law Eleanor Jane Talbot Feild (passed 2004) and her husband, John David Dunlop (passed 2003), of Alamogordo. Other family members include nieces and nephews living in North Carolina, New Mexico, Arizona, Illinois, Texas and Arkansas.
She lived happily as an Army wife all over the world. She belonged as a lifelong member to the American Legion Auxiliary Post 139 in Arlington and the VFW John Lyon Post of Alexandria, Va. She was a graduate of Forest Park High School and Stratford College of Baltimore. She was employed for many years by the Personal Finance C. of Baltimore and employed in Tokyo with the Air Force Pacific Command (post World War II). Claire lived with her family on many Army posts in the United States as well as Japan, Germany, Austria and Greece. The family moved to Arlington with Col. Feild's final assignment at the Pentagon. Their lives then included retirement, travel, golf and the company of friends from all over the world. Services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Please visit our online guest book for Claire at RememberTheirStory.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 1 to Mar. 15, 2010
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