Goldie L. Prather, 83, peacefully passed away at her home on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho.
Goldie was born Feb. 3, 1925, in Meeker to Marshal and Nancy E. Pugh, the youngest of six siblings. She attended school in Craig and proudly graduated from Moffat County High.
She married Lawrence Murl Prather on Dec. 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 later were 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, of Lyman, Wyo.; Tom and Dana Prather, of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho; Neil and Jane Prather, of Willard, Utah; and Jory and Dee Prather, of Lebanon, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Horsley Funeral Home, 570 North Meadowview Drive, Arimo, Idaho. The family will meet with friends one hour before the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Lava Hot Springs Cemetery.