OBITUARY

Peggy Jo Hethcock

July 17, 1934April 29, 2013

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.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, May 4, 2013
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Peggy Jo Hethcock

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Rebekah Hethcock

July 1, 2013

She was an amazing Grandmother. She taught all of us who Jesus Christ was and what He meant to her. She showed us that he really did exist when we were going through hard times. She was a living example on how God wanted his children to live... She inspired us all.

Gay Lewis

May 3, 2013

Peggy was a classy lady. I admired her Christ-like temprement. She was the perfect companion for Al, and a fantastic mother, mother-in-law, grand and great grand. To say she was beautiful in every way is an understatement. We lost one of God's assets when she went to heaven, and although we will see her again, our hearts are sad. I'm thankful that my daughter, Lanissa had the privilege of being around her sweet nature. I wish God could have spared her a bit longer. But I wouldn't want or wish suffering on anyone, especially that dear lady. I treasure my cookbook she was responsible for. It's well organized and shows how she paid attention to detail. God bless you Hethcock family. May He grant the peace that cannot be understood.

FROM THE FAMILY