Saturday, February 25, 2012

Viola McKinley Waldron Bugg Asay Passes Away February 22 2012

Viola McKinley Waldron Bugg Asay, 90, of Idaho Falls, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, surrounded by her family in Idaho Falls.
She was born Dec. 11, 1921, in Howe, Idaho, to John and Rosa Larson McKinley, the 11th of 12 children. She graduated from Mackay High School. In her youth, she actively participated in music, drama and athletics. Later in life, one rarely found her television tuned to anything but sports.
She married Walter Griffith Waldron on May 26, 1941, three weeks before he left for World War II. Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on Feb. 6, 1965. They were rarely apart, and she was able to join him often during his military service in the states.
After the war, they made their first home in Pocatello. They later moved to Mackay, where Walt worked as a teacher and principal for 39 years. The family enjoyed summers in the mountains of the Challis National Forest, where Walt worked for the Forest Service.
They were blessed with six children, including a son, Michael, who died shortly after birth. Walt preceded her in death in January 1985.
On June 7, 1986, she married her good friend, Clint Bugg. They lived in Shoshone, Boise and Lewisville. They enjoyed gardening, canning and decorating their home together. He passed away in October 2002.
Later she was reunited with her high school sweetheart, Royal Asay, and they married Aug. 30, 2003. He passed away in November 2009.
She worked in many occupations during her life, including clerical, retail management, and wedding planning and catering.
She was a faithful member of the LDS church and especially enjoyed many years serving as a Mia Maid advisor.
Viola's greatest joy in life was being a mother, wife and homemaker. Her home was a welcome haven for family, friends and strangers in need. It was always spotless, warm and full of love and good food. She enjoyed entertaining, sewing, cooking, and writing poetry and children's stories.
Her family extends their gratitude to the staff of Parkwood Meadows Assisted Living and Creekside Hospice for their loving care of Viola in the last years of her life.
She is survived by her sons, Gary (Linda) Waldron of Twin Falls, Tim (Lori) Waldron of Boise and Rick (JoAnn) Waldron of Idaho Falls; daughters, Vicki Blackburn of Lewisville and Wendi (Drue) Plamer of Riverside; 19 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and four great-great-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three husbands; a son, Michael; two sisters, Mabel Fallert and Ethel Hawkes; and nine brothers, John, Patrick, Ted, Floyd, Russell, Melvin, Calvin, Art and Sylvester McKinley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Lewisville 1st Ward LDS Chapel, with Bishop Val Rosenberg conducting. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Mt. McCaleb Cemetery in Mackay under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.
Condolences may be sent to the family online
Published in Post Register on February 24, 2012

No comments:

Post a Comment