Peggy Portwood passed away peacefully in her sleep on the night of November 23, 2013, in Modesto, California. Much loved by family and friends, Peggy's survivors include her daughter Patricia Portwood of Turlock, California; her sons Thomas B. Portwood, III, and L. Timothy Portwood, of Modesto and San Francisco, respectively; son-in-law Ronald Baram of Turlock, California; and close family friend James Lauber, of San Francisco, California. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas B. Portwood, Jr.
Burial services will be in San Antonio, Texas, in the
springtime. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Stanislaus Library Foundation, Address: P.O. Box 4862, Modesto, California, 95352-4862; the Houston SPCA, Address: 900 Portway Drive, Houston, Texas, 77024-8022; or the Modesto - Stanislaus Poetry Center, Address: P.O. Box 578940, Modesto, California, 95357