Peggy Jean Gallagher Archie

September 21, 1941March 29, 2011

Peggy Jean Archie, age 69, of Kingsbury, Texas passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Heart Hospital of Austin.

She is survived by her three children, Thomas Heller and wife Rose Mary; Dee Ann Heller and fiancé Don Bloom; Terry Tilly and husband Michael; grandchildren, Samantha Brewer, Paige Heller, Amber Green, Marshal Morrison, and Dominique Tilly; great-grandchildren, Hope and Domanick; her loving companion, Gilbert Neff; brother, Carl Gallagher; brother, Gene Gallagher and Dee Edwards; sister, Marion Romano and husband Frank; sister, Roberta Sample; sister-in-law, Laura Gallagher, and other relatives and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Archie; parents, Eugene Robert and Bernice Gallagher; brothers, Hershel and Joseph Gallagher; sister, Sharon Gallagher; sister-in-law, Nancy Gallagher; niece, Erin King; nephew, Brandon Gallagher; and other relatives.

Peggy graduated from Dilley High School in 1959 and attended business school in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked and managed various offices throughout her life. She was a devoted mother. Peggy enjoyed cooking and baking, volunteering at Argent Court in Seguin, sewing, gardening, running her family farm, and having lunch with her many friends. She was a very generous person with her time and was always willing to help others.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Hospice, 611 N Walnut Avenue, New Braunfels, TX 78130, or a Hospice of one’s choice.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Zoeller Funeral Home chapel.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 9, 2011

Peggy Jean Gallagher Archie

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Jeania Brandon

April 1, 2011

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998


Peggy Jean Gallagher


October 1948


Peggy's First Communion (with Memom) 1950


June 17, 1959 - Peggy-17, Buddy-15, Hershel-13, Carl-11, Gene-2, Sharon-1


Graduation, June 1959


Sophomore, 1956-1957