After first teaching in New Mexico schools for 18 years, Lomie G. Heard moved to Las Vegas in 1944 and gave 27 years of service in the Clark County School District. Her first six years at CCSD were at Jefferson School, and then she was appointed as Principal of the new Nellis Air Force Base School where she served in that role from 1950-1971.
The school was renamed in 1971, at the time of her retirement from CCSD, to Lomie G. Heard Elementary School. According to one article, this was the first CCSD school to begin the tradition of naming Elementary and Middle Schools after significant district and community figures.
In retirement, Ms. Heard left Las Vegas and moved to Arizona, but often visited her school. In 2006, she was the oldest living CCSD school namesake and celebrated her 100th birthday at the school named after her. Miss Heard passed away in Payson, Arizona, in February 2009 at the age of 103.