Golden City lays to rest one of it’s most influential community members
Lowell Pugh passed away August 12th
GOLDEN CITY, Mo. — Golden City laid to rest one of it’s influential community members today.
Lowell Pugh passed away on August 12th at the age of 87. Pugh’s family first settled in Golden City back in 1870. Lowell and his wife, Betty, operated the Pugh Funeral Home for nearly 60 years as well as the Pugh Hardware Store. Pugh also worked to pioneer the Missouri Prairie Foundation in 1970, which is dedicated to the preservation of natural prairie land in the state. In 1976 he fought to bring the National Bike Trail through Golden City.
Dale Dermott, a friend of Lowe’lls says “For about 60 plus years, he just did things, for the community, he could have stayed with his family, could have stayed and done his business, and made money, but he did things for the community.”
Another friend, Charlie Shipman added “A person would hope in their lifetime to be able meet a half a dozen, maybe a dozen, genuinely authentic individuals, what I would term, the good guys, and Lowell Pugh was one of the good guys.”
Lowell also served in the Army from 1953 to 1955.
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