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In Loving Memory of Peggy Ann O’Neal



Peggy Ann O’Neal, 93, residing in Seattle, WA passed away on August 23, 2022 surrounded by loved ones.

Peggy was born in Denison, Texas on January 16, 1929 to parents Richard and Ruby Adams. Peggy was selected as Homecoming Queen at her high school during her senior year at Denison High School. Upon completion of high school Peggy went on to attend Beauty School in Denison.

Later years Peggy relocated to Phoenix, AZ to be near her sister Billie Woods. There she met Lige Ellis and they moved, with younger children to Seattle, WA, where she began a career at Group Health Hospital, until she retired at age 65. For many consecutive years Peggy would attend her high school reunion in Denison, whereby, she was always the furthest travelled. Peggy enjoyed having her independence, keeping in touch with loved ones, and talking on the phone. She absolutely enjoyed cooking and watching cooking shows on TV.

Peggy was predeceased by both parents, sister Billie Woods and eldest son Leslie O’Neal, . She is survived by daughters Beverly Dehorney and Doris O'Neal and sons Gerald Ellis and Dale Peace. She had a special bond with her daughter in-law Stacy Ellis and their families, which was very sweet. Peggy has three nephews and three nieces. She was blessed with eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren, which she would speak to at least 5 of them each day, and countless close friends.

Celebration of Life for Peggy Ann O’Neal will be held on Sunday January 15, 2023 at 1:00pm at 4902 60th Street East Tacoma, WA 98443