Alice B. Pugh
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August 10, 1925 - May 1, 2014
Our dear Grandma Alice Pugh passed into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the age of 88. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 8th at Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene, 903 N. Michigan Ave, Caldwell under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Condolences may be shared at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com.
Alice was born to Clifford and Bertha Rose Collins on August 10, 1925, the eighth of nine children which included five girls and four boys. Alice grew up in the panhandle of Laverne, Oklahoma, where she was educated, graduating in 1943. We loved to listen to her stories about her experiences of the 1930's dust bowl and how she witnessed Black Sunday on April 14, 1935.
During World War II, Alice helped the war effort as a 'Rosie the Riveter' in Wichita, Kansas. It was around this time that she met a very handsome bachelor, Harold Pugh, riding a new Harley Davidson cycle, and in 1946 they were married. They went on to create a wonderful Christian home with three children, Judy, Larry and Bill. In 1957, they moved the family to the Purple Sage area of Caldwell, Idaho, where they farmed and raised registered polled Hereford cattle. In 1982, they retired where they enjoyed traveling, building a cabin in McCall where they loved spending time with their grandchildren and their activities. Harold and Alice were married 67 years and shared a fulfilled Christian life together.
Alice was a member of Syringa Quilters, her monthly birthday club, and a member of the Canyon Hill Nazarene Church since 1959. She loved Sunday dinners at her home cooking roast suppers and the best homemade rolls EVER.
Alice is survived by two sons, Larry Dean Pugh (Becky) of Caldwell, and Bill (Kellie) Pugh of Caldwell; seven grandchildren, Rachelle, Brian, Scott, Jenna, Sarah, Katie, and Kayla; eight great-grandchildren, Hannah, Rebeka, Milanya, Oliva, Kylie, Cadence, Reider, and Kasion Collins, (Alice's name sake).
She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, four brothers and her beautiful daughter, Judy Pugh Flowers.
The family would like to thank Shayne Burr and staff at You're at Home Assisted Living in Meridian for the excellent care they provided Alice this past year.
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on May 6, 2014
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