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Obituary: PUGMIRE, DEWARD RAYMOND

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 26 2014 2:42 p.m. MST

Deward Raymond Pugmire1922 ~ 2011St. George, UTDeward Raymond Pugmire passed away peacefully into the loving arms of his dear wife Afton with his children by his side on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, in St. George, Utah at the age of 88. Dewey was born November 14, 1922 in Montpelier, Idaho to Raymond David and Ettie Lorenia Bridges Pugmire. He married Afton Mary Johnson of Georgetown, Idaho on August 17, 1948 in Montpelier, Idaho. They were sealed for all eternity in the Logan Temple on October 28, 1958.Dewey grew up in Montpelier, Idaho with a love for the outdoors, boxing, and watching out for his brothers and sisters. Dewey was honored to serve his country as a US Army infantryman during WWII where he fought in Normandy, northern France, and the Rhineland as part of General Patton's third army. His life continued in service to his Heavenly Father, his family, and to his fellowmen. Dewey was an active member of the LDS church where he served faithfully in many callings and humbly honored his priesthood. Dewey was no respecter of persons and loved and served people from all walks of life with the same sincerity. There was not a person who met him who did not deeply respect his character. He sacrificed much of his own needs and wants to serve his family and friends. There was not a person living who could out work him. He was tireless in living and working towards what he taught.Dewey is survived by his five awesome children: Michael (Darla) Pugmire; Ann (William) Graff; Cathy (Joel) Olson; Lindsay (Esther) Pugmire; Tammi (Rob) Thomson. He is also survived by his Brother, Jerry Pugmire; Sister, Betty Rae (Doward) Bronson; 21 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren.His family is deeply grateful for the loving care he received at Ridgeview Gardens assisted living center and Rocky Mountain Hospice care.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday Oct 8th at the Morningside Stake Center 881 South River Road St. George, Utah. A viewing will take place at the same location just prior to the services from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Interment will be at Tonaquint Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to McMillan Mortuary 688-8880. Online condolences may be sent to: www.mcmillanmortuary.com