CANYON (formerly of Borger) - Peggy Jo Anderson, 84, died Sept. 23, 2012, in Amarillo, TX.
A memorial service will be held at Brooks Funeral Directors in Canyon, Texas, on Saturday, September 29, at 10:00 AM. There will also be a graveside ceremony at Westlawn Memorial Park between Borger and Fritch (about 6 miles west of Borger on Highway 136) at 12:30 PM on Saturday. Pastor John Elser, interim pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors.
Peggy was born in Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, on June 20, 1928. She grew up in Otis Chalk, Texas, (and other small towns in Howard County) with her father (R. P. Hargrove, deceased), mother (Minnie Lee, deceased), and sister (Adelaide). Peggy attended school in Otis Chalk until her father was transferred to Phillips, Texas, where she completed her last year of high school at Phillips High. After graduation, Peggy attended one year of Business College in Lubbock, and soon after was hired at the Phillips 66 Bunavista Refinery (Copoly) where she met her husband-to-be Guinn "Red" or "Andy" W. Anderson (who preceded her in death in 1967). Peggy and Andy were married in 1947 in Borger, Texas, and started their married life in Bunavista. While in Bunavista, Peggy bore two sons (Larry and Gary), and in 1958 their family moved to Borger when the Phillips 66 apartments, in which they lived, were removed. Peggy kept a number of children for working parents for quite a few years until she was unable to do so. She loved to play games (including bridge, pinochle, and 42) and was very active at the Senior Citizens Center in Borger where she organized and played various games. Because of health issues, in May of 2009, Peggy moved to Conner House, an assisted living facility, in Canyon, Texas near her younger son Gary.
Peggy is survived by her sister, Adelaide Cook, of Sterling, Colorado, and her sons Gary of Canyon, Texas, and Larry of Farmington, New Mexico. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Deanna Colburn Maurer and J. Reid Anderson of Farmington, New Mexico, and Elissa Anderson of Amarillo, Texas. Also surviving Peggy are her two great-grandchildren: Hays Anderson and Deagan Colburn of Farmington, New Mexico. A third great-grandson, Elisha Colburn, preceded her in death.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.
Please sign the online guest registry at www.brooksfuneral.com .