Peggy Hethcock, 78, passed away at her home surrounded by her family, Monday, April 29, 2013. Celebration of Life: 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 4, 2013, at The Church on Rush Creek, located at 2350 SW Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington.
Peggy was born July 17, 1934, in Bluejacket, Oklahoma, and at the age of 11, she and the family moved to Houston. She met Al Hethcock while attending the University of Houston. They were married 59 years and 8 months and had 4 girls and 1 boy: Debra Avant, Barbara Gardner, Laura Molleur, Ronda White, and David Hethcock.
Peggy had 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 sisters: Jerry Ballard and Pat David and 9 nephews and nieces. She had been a real estate agent, but her first career love was being a homemaker. Peggy was lovingly known by her family as Peg, Mom, Mama, and Mimi.
Her love was her family, church, missions, many friends, and being with Al. Peggy helped lead mission trips (27 consecutive years) at an orphanage in Mexico, and mission trips to Paraguay, SA.
Peggy authored 2 cookbooks: one as a fund-raiser for an orphanage and the second for Rotary District 5930.
She held advanced certification as a Facilitator Couple Leader with ACME (Association of Couples in Marriage Enrichment). She was also a certified leader with Life Way conducting Fall Festival of Marriage workshops in 7 states. Peggy and Al were leaders with "Hope for the Family" with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Since 1986, they conducted workshops, seminars, and retreats for over 10,000 couples.
Peggy was very active in assisting Al with numerous Rotary activities for over a period of 48 years. She worked behind the scenes for a state wide training program for Rotary Club President-Elect for 25 consecutive years.
Peggy will be missed by many. She left a legacy of love. She will be remembered as a lady who loved her Lord with all her heart, soul, and strength.