Vangie Lurie Alldredge McCuistion (Kohtz), 93-year-old Burley resident died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at the Cassia Regional Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 18, 1911, in San Jose, Sonora, Mexico, the daughter of Isaac Alldredge III and Delila Mariah VanLeuven Alldredge. Lurie married Arthur Robert McCuistion on Nov. 11, 1932, in Mt. Trumbull, Ariz. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George Temple. He preceded her in death on June 14, 1965.

She later married Ralph Kohtz on Sept.18, 1971, in Burley. He preceded her in death on November 5, 2002.

She is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many capacities in all auxiliaries and served as a Visiting Teacher until the time of her death. Lurie was not only a mother, but a best friend to her family. She loved life and was very compassionate, friendly and adventurous. She especially loved calling Bingo with the senior citizens. Lurie enjoyed square dancing and supporting and watching her grandchildren in their activities.

Survivors include six children, Edith (Alonzo A.) Ray of Eagar, Ariz., Elaine Reynolds of Boise, Arthur Lloyd "Buzz" (Betty) McCuistion of Burley, Dallace A. "Toad" (Jane) McCuistion of Highland, Utah, Howard A."Tuff" (Gloria) McCuistion of Jerome, and Karen (Rudy) Anderson of Salem, Utah; three step children, Delbert (Frances) Kohtz of Eden, Evan (Alice) Kohtz of Hazelton, and Susan (Bob) Guntren of Storm Lake, Iowa; a brother, Verl (Ada) Alldredge and a sister-in-law, Myrtle Alldredge both of St. George, Utah; 35 grandchildren; 80 great grandchildren; 13 great great grandchildren; 18 step grandchildren; and 10 step great grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands she was preceded in death by four brothers and sisters, Aritta Alldredge, Irvin Alldredge, Nora Iverson, and Dee Alldredge; three grandsons, and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at the Burley Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2050 Normal Ave., with Bishop Reese Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Gem Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call at the Payne Mortuary, 221 West Main Street in Burley on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church from 12 to 12:45 p.m. prior to the funeral on Thursday. The family suggests memorials be given to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund, or the LDS Church Missionary Fund.



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