Peggy Joyce Nesland was born in Chester, Illinois, on Valentine’s Day 1936. She attended Southern Illinois University before working as a telephone switchboard operator when she met an Air Force Serviceman who won her affection. They married and moved to Nevada and Utah where they had children Peggie Kathleen and Timothy Ashley.
Peggy was a proudful, loving mother; she never missed her children’s special events; and never left them. Upon moving to Renton during the 70’s, Peggy became an active Fairwood Methodist Churchgoer, talented gardener, loyal Democrat, and original Seahawks “12.”
Once a single mother, Peggy reentered the workforce and joined Manpower, Inc. as a temp, then Manager, and was ultimately elected President of Executive Women’s International. Peggy enjoyed many loving years in Fairwood West with architect Harold Nesland until his death.
Peggy had an amazing ability to connect with others. A youthful spirit, she was fashionably hip, loved pop culture, history, and iconic American traditions. Well into her eighties she happily conversed on late night comedians, SNL, and movies. She was a strong, vibrant, creative spirit, prejudice-free, and optimistic.
Fiercely loyal to family, Peggy’s zenith was many holidays with her beloved kids, daughter-n-law Midge Bradshaw, son-n-law Fred Kohout, and her flawless grandsons Karsten Kohout and Jack Bradshaw.
Peggy passed Easter Monday, her children by her side. She was 83 years young.
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