Donald Reed Pugmire

May 2, 1936 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 85)


Donald Reed Pugmire was the first born child to Donald Lawrence and Thama Pugmire. He was born on May 2, 1936 in Montpelier, Idaho. He was then joined by brothers Rex, Terry, and Steve Pugmire. He also had a half-sister Donna, whom he cherished dearly. His Family and dear friends referred to him as Reed. Reed died peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Reed spent 4 years in the Navy learning the trade of dental technician, which was his career after his time with the Navy ended.

Reed was an avid fan of learning. He loved sharing new interesting things he learned about our planets, galaxy and the universe with his children. He also had a great sense of humor, and his laugh radiated from the tips of his toes, through his soul and lightened everyone around him.

Later in life, Reed enjoyed being pen pals with friends and family near and far. He had such great empathy and compassion and truly enjoyed reaching out via phone or by letter to close family and friends.

Reed is survived by his children, stepdaughter, Jackie, daughter Dawn Knapp (Tom), and son Devin Pugmire (Jamie), his grandchildren Kayleigh (Dawn), Janae (Devin) and Braeden (Devin), and great grandchildren Lana and Ember.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Relyea Funeral Chapel, 318 North Latah Street, Boise, ID, 83706.

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January 13, 2022

1:00 PM
Relyea Funeral Chapel
318 North Latah St
Boise, ID 83706

Video is available for this event


Montpelier Cemetery
Attn: City Hall
Montpelier, ID 83254

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