In Loving Memory Melvern Ellis Laidlaw, Jr., M. D.
December 26, 1924 – May 6, 2021
May 20, 2021
On May 6, 2021, Dr. Laidlaw passed away peacefully at the age of 96 at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center. He was a well-known physician and a longtime resident in Walla Walla.
Dr. Laidlaw or "Mel", as many respectfully referred to him as, lived a full and productive life. He was born in College Place in 1924 and was raised on his father's wheat farm in Dixie, Washington. He attended Dixie High School and graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1943.
He served in World War II in the USNR SV V6 and was trained to be a Hospital Corpsman at the Naval Training Station in Farragut, Idaho. Later...