Alese Porter Rudd, 86, passed away Sept. 18, 2001 in Bountiful, Utah.
She was born May 12, 1915 to Grace Williams Porter and Franklin Barnard Porter in St. Anthony, Idaho. Her early years were spent in Downey and Lava Hot Springs, ID, where her parents were business owners. The fam-ily later moved to Salt Lake City, where Alese was a member of South High School's first graduating class. She attended the University of Utah and graduated from USU. Alese had a beautiful voice and studied with Lucy Gates Bowen in Salt Lake City.
After graduating, Alese taught school in Idaho for a few years before marrying Lowe L. Rudd on January 5, 1940 in the Salt Lake Temple. They operated Rudd Hereford Ranch, St. Anthony, and Teton Trail Rides at Jenny Lake, Jackson Hole, Wyoming for some 40 years. Lowe preceded her in death in 1984.
Alese is survived by five children: Carolee Edlefsen, Lowell, AR; David (Marilyn) Rudd, Bountiful; Susan Morris, Idaho Falls, ID; Nancy (Dave) Dalley, Inkom, ID; and John (Lancy) Rudd, Boise, ID; a sister Carol Gwen Porter, Salt Lake City; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
Alese's funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Sat., September 22, 2001 at the Parker 1st Ward, Parker, ID. Friends and family may call Friday 6 -8 p.m. at the Bidwell Funeral Home in St. Anthony, ID. Interment-Parker Idaho Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements handled through Russon Brothers Mortuary, Bountiful and Bidwell Funeral Home. St. Anthony. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com