Hugh Albert Peebler, 91, of Oasis, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at his home.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Mountain Home Idaho Stake Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Hugh was born on March 8, 1917, in Nampa, Idaho, the son of Everett and Myrtie Peebler. He was raised in Smith's Prairie.
As a young man, Hugh rode horse back from Nampa to Smith's Prairie, Long Valley, Twin Falls and surrounding areas. He worked for the forest service taking in supplies by horse back.
In 1945, he joined the US Army.
He lived 45 years in the Horseshoe Bend area, worked in the logging industry.
He was a union carpenter, working on many of the larger builds in Boise and overpasses on the highway system.
Hugh and his first wife, Rosie, had five children, Patricia, Diane, Joan Ann, Larry and Linda. They later divorced. In 1958, Hugh married Evelyn Sue. Described by his family as "the love of his life," she died in January 2008.
Hugh was living in Ashley Manor in June of 2007, but it was his final wish to live with his daughter, Diane. He moved into her home in August 2007. Diane nursed him back to health and they were able to taking fishing trips together and travel back to Smith's Prairie, doing what he wanted and making his final days enjoyable. "He told his daughter that he felt really at home and that he loved her and thank you."
"He will be greatly missed by those lives he touched," his family said.
Hugh is survived by: his daughters, Diane Cobb of Oasis and Joan Ann Standerfer of Emmett; son Larry Pomerenke of Boise; eleven grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue, one brother and two daughters.