Peggy Lou Hemmerle

March 16, 1941April 4, 2021

Peggy Lou Hemmerle passed away peacefully at Life Care Center of Longmont, CO on Sunday, April 4, 2021. She was 80 years old.

Peggy was born on March 16, 1941 in Albuquerque, NM to Ivall Redfearn and Margaret Anderson. She spent her childhood and teen years, and went on to graduate high school, in New Mexico. In October of 1957, Peggy married Terry Griffith. Peggy and Terry brought three beautiful children into the world. They were together until Terry’s passing in September of 2000. Peggy moved to the Longmont area in 2003 from Kirk, CO, and married Eugene Hemmerle on March 2, 2009.

Peggy was a bookkeeper in the 1970s for Fashion Bar. She also spent 20 years as a bookkeeper for Bowl Aurora in Aurora, CO. She was most recently employed at JoAnn’s Fabric Shop in Longmont. Peggy and Eugene were members of the American Legion in Longmont. She was an avid seamstress and spent many hours in her craft room at her sewing machine. Throughout the years, she made several beautiful wedding dresses. It was truly a labor of love for Peggy.

Peggy loved her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was loved and she will be missed.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Terence (Terry) Griffith, and her brother, Buster Redfearn. She is survived by her husband, Eugene Hemmerle; brothers, Darryl Redfearn and Rick Redfearn; sister, Rinda Martin; son, Terence Lee Griffith of Ventura, CA; daughters, Renada Lou Doddridge of Broomfield, CO and LaVonne Anne Stonebraker of Johnstown, CO; grandchildren, Michael Doddridge, Kyla Antony, Scott Doddridge, Lindy Kolibaba, Trista Gallegos-Armijo, Dustin Coyle, Ashlee McColley, Shelby Griffith, Joie Griffith, and Anthony Griffith; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family hopes to hold a Celebration of Life later this summer, when warmer weather and circumstances allow for folks to gather. In her memory, consider a donation in Peggy’s name to Life Care Center of Longmont. Please visit to share a memory of Peggy and to leave a message for her family.


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Lori Erhart

April 9, 2021

Peggy and Terry were such a welcome to our small Kirk community. Peggy opened her heart to me from day one as if one of her own. Her smile and bubbly nature lit up a room. She was a classy gal inside and out. The world lost a sweetheart but her nature certainly lives on in her family.

Anna Hartt

April 8, 2021

I fondly remember Mrs. Griffith (Hemmerle). She was a great woman. I know she loved her children and family with all of her heart. Rest in heaven. Terry, Renata and LaVonne, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you

Rhea Redfearn

April 8, 2021

Peggy was always so sweet to me. When Rick and I first got married we spent the summer with her and Terry. They were so sweet and generous to us. Such a beautiful picture of her.

Sharon Rowe

April 8, 2021

Lavonne and I were in the kitchen and she had pulled out two burrito s from the freezer. Lavonnes mom put them into the microwave and heated them up. I tasted one and it was great. So I asked if she would teach me how to make them and she did. I still make them the same way today and they are one of my families favorite s. Thank you . My Mom amd Dad sed their prayers and thoughts too.

Gary and Carol Curry

April 8, 2021

We knew Peggy from the Legion and have only good memories of conversations with her.
To Peggy's Family and especially to Gene, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gary and Carol Curry

Virginia L Redfearn

April 8, 2021

Peggy was a great sister in law. I first met her when she was 6 years old. Saw her grow up, get married, have 3 great children , lots of grands, live many places including Indonesia and Siberia Russia. Many memories of the Ranch in the Jemez, Denver, Kirk, Longmont. A wonderful homemaker and cook. A very strong "Redfearn" and full of love for her family! Now at peace Peggy Lou. Much love to everyone!

Sally Billings

April 8, 2021

My sympathy to Peggy’s family. She shared many memories of her family and history. Always interesting. I want to say to Gene, I got to know Peggy because of you. I treasure all of the memories of the Honor Guard , and your faithful friendship to Corky , our weekly lunches at the Legion, and your service to our country. Peggy was so a part of those lunches. Miss her. Blessings to you Gene.