Mr. William Fugate – Seventh Grade Teacher



Idaho Free Press - August 9, 1967

William A. Fugate

      Caldwell - William Archie Fugate, 70, Caldwell Route 3, died at his home in the Marble Front community this morning.

      He was born Feb. 8, 1897, at Colby, Kan. He came to Caldwell in September of 1905 from Colby, and bought a farm in the Marble Front community. He returned to Colby, then came back to Idaho in 1908 and bought the present family home. He was graduated from the College of Idaho in 1918, and was a World War I veteran, serving overseas.

      He was married to Letha Rose June 9, 1927, in Caldwell, by the late Dr. William J. Boone. Mr. Fugate taught mathematics and history for 35 years, and also in Huston and Homedale schools. He retired in 1967.

      A brother, Ray Fugate, preceded him in death in 1966 at Portland, Ore.

      He was a member of the First Christian Church, a past master of Mr. Moriah Masonic Lodge No. 39, AF & AM, a member of Hermosa Chapter No. 32, Order of Eastern Star, and a past president of the district teachers' association at Boise.

      Surviving are his wife; a son, William Fugate, Santa Cruz, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Marie Baird, Long Beach, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Walker, of Arco, Idaho; and six grandchildren.

      Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Peckham-Dakan Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Ernest Chamberlain of the First Christian Church. Interment will be at Canyon Hill Cemetery. Graveside services will be conducted by Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge No. 39, AF & AM.