Marguerite Fredrikke "Peggy" Harris(June 24, 1923 - April 25, 2013)

Marguerite Fredrikke "Peggy" Harris passed away peacefully at the age of 89.

Born June 24, 1923, to a Scandinavian family in St. Paul, Minnesota, Peggy left to see the world after high school. But for the rest of her life, she carried with her a deep love of her roots and was a storehouse of Minnesota lore and jokes.

She studied art in Washington, D.C., where she met her husband, Bill, during World War II. Bill was career U.S. Navy, and the couple raised two sons on military bases on the East and West coasts and overseas.

After retirement, they settled on the Olympic Peninsula and in 1974 built a home in SunLand. When Bill passed away in 2006, they had been married for 61 years.

Peggy loved good books, beagles and pugs, picking berries and looking for mushrooms, classical music, Sunny Farms, flea markets and especially vanilla ice cream.

She was a gardener who always had a yard full of flowers and vegetables, an alto who was always in the choir.

A giving person involved in charity work of one kind or another, she saw the good in life, never a discouraging word or a bad thing to say about anyone. She was a lady of strong faith who attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sequim.

Peggy is survived by her son, Charlie; granddaughters Rika and Rosie; and nieces Andrea, Judy and Kriss. She is preceded in death by husband, Bill; and son Bruce.

There will be a funeral Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 121 East Maple Street in Sequim, on Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m. This will be followed at noon by a reception in the St. Joseph Parish Hall, where we can share good memories of Peggy. All are welcome to attend either the funeral Mass, the reception or both.

Peggy requested, in lieu of flowers, to please donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Joseph Parish, P.O. Box 1209, Sequim, WA 98382.

Published in The Peninsula Daily News on June 23, 2013