Astrida Ilze (Busch) Allred, 83, of North Little Rock, died Jan. 8.

She was a Latvian born immigrant to the United States in 1948. She and her mother left Latvia about 1943 on foot as Russians infiltrated the country. Their journey finalized in Germany where they worked in a military work camp before being granted immigration status to this country.

Survivors include daughter, Linda Diana (Allred) Strickland of North Little Rock; and many extended family and friends.

A memorial celebration will be held at a future date.

The family requests donation be made to the Pulaski County Humane Society, 14600 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72210.

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