Just a few years ago, Peggy lived independently in San Diego and didn’t give up her driver’s license until age 96. Most recently she lived with her daughter Paige (also an Anaheim grad) and Paige’s husband Hal Hartley.
Born April 1, 1909, she started working for the juvenile division of the Anaheim Police Department (APD) on April 1, 1958, and retired May 1, 1976, then continued working part-time for many years. Peg said she often heard from the young people she helped during that time.
As an Anaheim High student, she remembers participating in the school’s dramatics program and participating in operetta and vaudeville productions. She also played hockey.
In her senior will, a regular yearbook entry in the “old days” of Anaheim High, she wrote: “Discovering my minutes few . . . I bequeath to Zelda Brawn my fairy dancing and my cleverness to Margaret Fitzgibbons; but my love for my freshman friend Clay Bruington, and for chemistry, I shall take with me.”
Peggy will be missed by her fellow Anaheim High grads who treasured her as one of our most classic Colonists.