Margaret “Peggy” Tucker
1924 – 2009
Grandma’s obituary, as written by my mother:
Margaret “Peggy” Tucker, 84, of Newberg, Oregon, died October 2, 2009 at home surrounded with loving family.
She was born December 17, 1924, in Lakeview, Oregon, the daughter of Zera Thompson and Lola Kline. Peggy was married 50 years to Cliff Tucker. She retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company 20 years ago. Peggy’s family describes her as a very intelligent, spunky, resourceful and gifted woman. She was a talented artist, oil painter, writer, seamstress, crafter, and chef. She loved to fish, hunt, camp, travel, decorate, and collect fine glassware and antiques. Her family was the essence of her drive for life and most knew her as someone who appreciated debating any subject. Her family called her their “pistol and their pearl”.
Peggy is survived by daughter, Pat Terrell of Sarasota, Florida, son, Les Fay of Portland, Oregon, daughter, Phyllis Griffin of Dayton, Oregon, daughter, Denise Perkins of Park City, Utah and son, Jeff Tucker of Monmouth, Oregon. Sisters, Lola Raschka, Oroville, California, Mary Germond, Oakland, California, and Bessie Duncan, Mountain Home, Arkansas, as well as brother, Bill Thompson of East Wenatchee, Washington. 20 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Peggy was preceded in death by husband, Clifton Tucker, sons; Joe Fay and Gene “Buster” Fay, and sister; Martha Credille.