Goldie Pugh Prather
Lava Hot Springs…..Goldie Leona Pugh Prather, 83, of Lava Hot Springs, passed away on Wednesday January 28, 2009 at her home of apparent heart failure. Services will be announced and a complete obituary will appear in a later edtion of the Idaho State Journal. Arrangements are under the direction of Horsley’s Marsh Valley Funeral home.
Goldie L. Prather
LAVA HOT SPRINGS – Goldie L. Prather, 83, peacefully passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 28, 2009.
Goldie was born February 3, 1925, in Meeker, Colorado, to Marshal and Nancy E. Pugh, the youngest of six siblings. She attended school in Craig, Colorado, and proudly graduated from Moffat County High.
She married Lawrence Murl Prather December 6, 1945. Together they lived in Craig, where they had two sons, Larry and Tom. They later moved to Layton, Utah, where they had two more sons, Neil and Jory. Lawrence and Goldie were later divorced.
Goldie worked at Hill Air Force Base in travel pay, where she retired after 25 years. She later moved to Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, where she worked part-time at the Lava Museum.
She had a great love for music, which she passed on to her boys. Nothing made her more proud than to see them play. She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening and camping. Her greatest joy came from cooking dinners and spending time with her family. Her love and thoughtfulness along with her smile and contagious laugh will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her boys, Larry and Vicki Prather, Lyman, Wyoming, Tom and Dana Prather, Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, Neil and Jane Prather, Willard, Utah, Jory and Dee Prather, Lebanon, Indiana; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, February 2, 2009, at Horsley Funeral Home, 570 North Meadowview Drive, Arimo, Idaho. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Lava Hot Springs Cemetery.
Published in Idaho State Journal on Jan. 30, 2009