Shirley Prichard

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Shirley Ruth Prichard, 76, of Mountain Home, died March 15, 2008, in a Boise hospital after complications of surgery.

Shirley was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 16, 1931, to Edward and Vonna Ruth Hogendorn.

She had been a Mountain Home resident since 1992 after her family moved here from Fresno, Calif.

"Shirley was a very generous woman that shared her love with her family, friends and extended family of unofficially adopted kids and was known affectionately as 'Nanna'," her family said.

Her son, Dan, noted, "She was a 'Domestic Goddess' in her home and was unrivaled with her cooking talents."

"Her door was always open and a hot meal was only minutes away. She brightened many lives by offering them a warm smile, a listening ear and a strong shoulder. She will be greatly missed," her family added.

She is survived by: her husband of 56 years, Charles Prichard; son Dan Prichard and his wife, Marsha; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her brothers, Edward Hogendorn and Jon Hogendorn, sister Judie Sanders, and "a dear family friend," Geri Miranda.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son David Prichard, and daughter Deborah Lindsay Copeland.

Family and friends will have a memorial service this spring in Clovis, Calif., for Shirley, along with her daughter, Deborah, who died last fall. They will be interned next to their son and brother, David Prichard.