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Peggy Swanson Hollenbeck, 84, of Gulf Breeze passed away on September 21, 2013. Peggy was born January 16, 1929 to Frank and Marion Swanson in Jamestown, New York. Peggy graduated with a degree in Education from Allegheny College in 1951. That same year, she married Brooks Hollenbeck, Jr. They began their married life in Jamestown where Peggy worked with handicapped children. The couple moved to Evansville, Indiana and then to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to follow Brooks' career in Marketing. Peggy continued her teaching career working with handicapped children in Pittsburgh. They retired to Gulf Breeze Florida in 1992.
Peggy was an active member of the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, the Gulf Breeze Garden Club, P.E.O., Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni, and Gulf Coast Friends. Peggy was also an avid bridge player and enjoyed bridge clubs with many friends.
Peggy was preceded in death by her husband Brooks in March of this year. Peggy is survived by her children, Nancy Hollenbeck McToldridge and her husband Ted McToldridge of Santa Barbara, California, Dianne Hollenbeck Bridges and her husband Jim Bridges of Woodstock, Georgia, and grandson Brooks Bridges of Woodstock, Georgia.
A memorial service will be held at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church Monday, October 14th at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Sept. 25, 2013