Rites Held for Pruda McLean, 76                  

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Pruda Millicent McLean, 76, died Friday morning at Grangeville General Hospital where she had been a patient for three days.

She was born Dec. 12, 1882 in Kansas, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.S.H. Mason.  She came west with her parents in a covered wagon when but seven years of age.  The family settled near Harpster, where she received her education in the rural schools.

In 1899 she married Frank Farris at Harpster where they continued to make their home until Mr. Farris died in 1912. (typo - date is actually 1914).  After his death, she moved to Grangeville and was united in marriage to Jack McLean at Clarkston in 1939.  Mr. McLean died March 3, 1952.  Mrs. McLean continued to make her home in Grangeville.  She was a member of the First Christian church in Grangeville.

Pruda McLean had since a small child been an ardent horsewoman.  She rode a trick horse in the first Grangeville Border Days and continued to ride in rodeos, parades and horse shows until two years ago when she suffered a stroke.  Although unable to ride she still kept her horse.

Funeral service were held Monday at the Robertson-Hansen Funeral Chapel.  John M. Strong, pastor, First Christian church, officiated.  Interment was in the Prairie View cemetery.

Pallbearers for Mrs. McLean were Robert T. Johnston, Lloyd Rupe, Jim Hoogland Sr., Keith Fenn, Paul Strand and Mel McClellan.  Music was offered by Merrell P. Womack.

Submitted by: Penny Casey, great niece of Pruda.


2004 Penny Bennett Casey



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