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Charlotte (Peggy) McElroy


08/01/1932 - 06/27/2014 Obituary
Charlotte (Peggy) McElroy Obituary
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 1st from 4:00 to 8:00pm at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street). Memorial Services will be held at First Free Will Baptist Church, (2236 East California Ave) Bakersfield, CA., Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at 11:00am.
Peggy passed away peacefully at home with her daughters and sister by her side. She was born in Colorado and relocated to Bakersfield in 1947, where she graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1950 and then fell in love and married her boss, Mike McElroy Jr. in 1951. They were happily married for 56 years and had a wonderful life together.
She lived with unbridled enthusiasm and enjoyed her involvement in her many clubs and her church. Peggy was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 20 years, The Kern County Boat Club for 43 years, Studebaker Drivers Club, The Old Friends of Bakersfield Car Club and First Free Will Baptist Church.
Peggy was an amazing woman that will be missed and forever loved by her family and many friends. She is survived by her only sister Bobbie Barr, her four daughters and son-in-laws - Michelle and Tom Church, Peggy and Jerry White, Sondra and Steve Gray, Bobbi and Michael Gould; Six grandchildren - Kristina Mattson, Scott White, Tomi Hunt, Eryn Gray, Kyle White, Korey Gray and their spouses; Nine great-grandchildren - Kyra, Koby, Matthew, Ashley, Keaton, Nicholas, Gracie, Haden and Andrew.
A special thank you to Bakersfield Family Medical Center and Optimal Hospice for their compassion and excellent care of our beloved mom during her illness. We would also like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to her dear friends and church members that helped support our family during this difficult time.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 1, 2014
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