Peggy Jean Swain

October 23, 1935March 21, 2020

Peggy Jean Peden Swain, 84, of Forney, Texas, passed away on March 21, 2020. A private funeral service for immediate family will be held at 10 a.m. on March 25, 2020, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton, Texas, with Brother Steve Glossup officiating.

Peggy was born on October 23, 1935, in Van Zandt County, Texas, to Walter and Fynie Peden, both now deceased. She married the love of her life, J.C. Swain, in 1952 and was married 57 years at the time of his death in 2009. Together, they had two daughters, Regina Swain Rouvaldt and Rebecca Swain Smith. Peggy loved the Lord, her family, and her special friends. She enjoyed working in her yard, listening to country music, vacationing at the beach, and going on cruises.

She is survived by her two daughters, Rebecca Smith and Regina Rouvaldt; son-in-law, Marty Rouvaldt; grandchildren, Jill and Scott Harlan, Jay and Tabbatha Rouvaldt, Emily Smith, Olivia Smith; and her great grandchildren, who fondly called her “Nanny Darlin,” Xavier Harlan and Amelia Roulvaldt.

The family will host a celebration of Peggy’s life at a later date.

Interment will be at Haven of Memories in Canton, Texas.


  • Private Gathering Wednesday, March 25, 2020


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Patti (Maxey) Murr

March 26, 2020

It has been a few years since my last visit with her but I will never forget my childhood visits with her and J.C....the moped rides through their neighborhood that was then little more than a black dirt pasture. She was always elegantly dressed and impeccable in appearance and I participated in a fashion show at her house when I was 9 that was filmed for posterity on 8mm film. Her dimples reflected her love of life and laughter. Rest in peace, Peggy Jean, and may your loved ones find comfort in knowing your pain is behind you and your memories will always dwell in their hearts.


March 25, 2020

I have way too many good memories with Peggy " (Nenner)" Swain. We have been close friends for more than 60 years. We spent many fun times with her & J.C. - camping, trips in a motorhome to Vegas. She and J.C. introduced me to my love of my life when I was only 17, we married a few days after he turned 18. I'm sure Peggy Jean, J.C. and my Jim are reunited in heaven now. I loved that girl like a sister and I am going to miss her SO much. We had one last visit a few weeks before she passed and I will always treasure that.
There will never be another Peggy Jean, God threw away the pattern after she was born.
Ask God to let you tend the garden in Heaven and you won't even have coons & possums & squirrels digging up the bulbs. I will join you when God calls me home too. And until then I hope you can feel my love. Peggy Annie "Nanner" !

Tami White

March 25, 2020

There are no words to describe what this beautiful woman meant to me and how I loved her. I will miss her dearly but I have many memories to hold on to. We are praying for her family, which we love dearly. Rest in peace sweet lady.

Rita Gilmore

March 25, 2020

I only met Peggy a few times but there will always be a smile on my face when I think of her. She always brightened the room with her presence and Christmas Eve will never be the same. She loved life (and her wine) and will be forever in our hearts. Love you, Peggy!!