Maudene Allred

Obituary of Maudene Hodgson Allred

Please see Boyd Allred Obit for link to services.


Maudene Hodgson Allred, beloved Matriarch, returned home February 3, 2021. She was born in Pocatello, Idaho, to William Melvin Hodgson and Bessie Luella Jackson.            She is now with her eternal sweetheart and companion of 70 years, Willis Boyd Allred, who went ahead to prepare a place for her on January 16, 2021....

inseparable in life - and now inseparable in their next grand adventure!


Maudene leaves a legacy of serving and caring over a 90-year lifetime. A description of Maudene would have to include….. Always

Present, Always Helpful, Always Interested, and Always Encouraging - a stabilizing influence for all who knew her.



Maudene grew up on a farm, as Boyd did. As the second of 4 girls living on a farm - she knew how to work. No doubt that was one of the reasons she and Boyd were so compatible!        They always worked side by side, whether chopping and gathering wood for their wood stove or canning or helping and serving others. No task was ever too big for them.


The family's farming took them to the Fort Hall Indian Reservation where land was available to lease. The Allreds were already there for the same reason. This is where Maudene and Boyd met and their courtship began. They married on March 15, 1950 in the Idaho Falls Temple. Boyd's training as a welder moved them to Boise in 1964 where they lived for nearly 60 Years in the same home. Three children joined their family:   Deanne, Laren and Jay and then 13 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.


Maudene's creative talents were endless.  Her creative accomplishments include managing a wedding decorating and catering business and a lifelong career as a seamstress. She was practically legendary in her ability to take 3 or 4 pictures from a

prospective bride  and design a perfect one-of-a-kind wedding gown. Her hands were ALWAYS busy....if not serving and doing for her family or others, she was always crocheting or quilting or tatting beautiful lace.


Maudene was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day­ Saints. She loved reading the scriptures with Boyd and had a powerful testimony of her faith.


Maudene loved children and she loved being a Grandma. She had a way of making special days and holidays special, and was absolutely faithful in seeing that those she cared about received cards on their birthdays.


Both Boyd and   Maudene    enjoyed     t th e outdoors. They always said that their best investment in their life was the purchase of a Kit camper trailer which provided memory upon memory of fishing and camping trips with their friends and family over the years.


Maudene is survived by her three children and spouses, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Bessie Hodgson, and her sisters Clara Pruette, Marie Campbell, and Verna Carpenter.


A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 11 a.m. At the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Bel Air Ward, 701 S. Curtis Road, Boise, with a private burial at the Idaho State Veteran's Cemetery following. The service will be live-streamed through the church. Please see Summers Funeral Home website for the link to the service and to leave memories and condolences for Maudene's family.

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