Amelia Kathryn Archer received her angel’s wings on September 21, 2018 in Nampa Idaho with her mommy, daddy and family by her side. Amelia was born April 24, 2018 at 8:55am to Kevin and Shelby Archer at St. Luke’s’ in Boise, Idaho. Amelia must be short on Pugsley genes because she was 9 weeks early and anyone that knows this side of the family knows that being early doesn’t run in our blood. She spent 46 days in the NICU before she was able to come home with her mommy and daddy.
Amelia came into this world in a hurry with a mission in mind and to show us all love. In her short life, she made everyone smile and laugh. Grandpa Kirk and aunt Britany would fight over which livestock animal she would show when she was older. Of course, she had grandpa wrapped around her little finger. She was going to show both pigs AND sheep. She could sleep without trouble during a squealing swine show. At the fair, she loved to watch the carnival lights. The simplest things made her happy – watching the ceiling fan, listening to anyone who would read her a book and watching her family hold and cuddle her. She loved her fur sisters, Denver and Bailey and they loved her too. Amelia was perfect in every way, very special to her family and was considered an angel on earth. She touched everyone she met, and she was so loved.
Amelia is survived by her father Kevin Archer and mother, Shelby Archer of Nampa, Idaho, Grandparents Dustine Archer of Roy, Montana and Kirk & Sheryl Pugsley of Caldwell, Idaho. Great Grand Parents Wayne & Kitty Wyman of Lewistown, Montana, Ron & Sylvia Pugsley of Caldwell, Idaho, Claudia & Randall Nelson of Parma, Idaho and Doris & Don Penner of Caldwell, Idaho. Great Great Grand Parents Don & Donna Barklow of Caldwell, Idaho. Aunt & Uncles Sara & Aaron Gossett of Scottsdale, Arizona, Britany & Corey Cunningham of Caldwell, Idaho and Justin & Shelby Pugsley of Middleton, Idaho. Numerous Great & Great Great Aunts & Uncles as well as numerous cousins. She was also survived by the huge extended family through 4-H, FFA and Livestock shows known as “our village.”
Amelia is preceded in death by her Grandfather Charles Archer, Great Great Grandparents Lester & Orrie Pugsley, Great Grandmother Terri Pugsley and Great Uncle Robert Madison.
The family would like to thank everyone who loved, supported and prayed for them during this heartbreaking time. You will never know how much it has meant to us during this time and kept us going in our darkest hours.
An excerpt from the book “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” By Dr. Suess
You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers
Who soar to high heights.
You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed.
You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Fly high, Baby Girl!