Mary Alice Glasby, 88

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Mary Alice Glasby, 88, of Mountain Home, died in Tuscon, Ariz., on June 11, 2006.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 20, at Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home. Arrangements were under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Mary Alice was born on Jan. 21, 1918, the daughter of James and Agnes Spofford, in Boise, Idaho. She graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1936.

She attended the University of Idaho and was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority.

She married John Glasby and together had three children. They made their home in Boise and in the 1940s moved to Mountain Home.

In 1960, Mary Alice and John built a summer cabin in Featherville. She loved to spend her summers in the mountains going huckleberry picking and enjoying the great outdoors.

Mary Alice was also an avid gardener, known for her roses and pickles. Her other great joy was her Bridge clubs. She looked forward to Bridge day and seeing all her friends.

Mary Alice supported her husband in politics (he ran for governor at one time) and the Masonic Lodge.

She also was active with Job's Daughters, Eastern Star, Girl Scouts, PEO, and many civic organizations in Mountain Home.

She is survived by: her daughter, Betty Jo and her husband, Victor Gormley; her son, Bud, and his wife, Joyce Glasby; her daughter Connie Glasby, as well as Patty Jean and her husband Fred Kennedy, Terry and his wife, Kathy Scofield, plus three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and two brothers, Jim and Tom Spofford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Idaho Community Foundation for Elmore County, P.O. Box 8143, Boise, ID 83707, in Mary Alice's name.