Greenlawn Funeral Homes • Cremations • Cemeteries - Southwest
2739 Panama Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93313
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1940 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Peggy Lou Detloff was born in Oklahoma to Gladys and Lonnie Gilliam on the 4th of June in 1940. Soon after moving out to California with her parents, she met her future husband, Cecil William Detloff, while he was serving in the army alongside her brother, Rollie Gilliam.
Peggy and Cecil continued their courtship via letters, and once Cecil completed his service, he and Peggy were married on the 25th of August in 1962. A daughter, Debbie, was born in 1964, and a son, Mark, was born in 1969. Peggy thoroughly enjoyed her role as a wife and mother, and some of her greatest joys were singing in her church choir, lavishing praise and love to her grandchildren, and celebrating the fellowship of Christ at Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield with friends and family.
Unfortunately, she passed away on October 26, 2016, due to complications arising from heart surgery. She is survived by her brother Rollie Gillaim, his wife Shelia and their children Jodi, Jana, Kara, and Amber; and her sister Patty Healey, her husband Dilbert and their children Kacey and Michael; her daughter Debbie Roth and her husband Larry, along with their children Tamara, her husband John and their son Julian, Christopher, Chad, and his wife Jenny and their daughter Hannah, Brian, and Kelly; and her son Mark Detloff and his wife Julie, along with their children Aidan and Emma.
Services will be held on November 4, 2016, at 10:00 AM at Greenlawn Southwest, 2739 Panama Lane in Bakersfield inside the main chapel.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 3, 2016
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