Peggy Mignon Greenspan

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1925 - 2018 Peggy Mignon Greenspan, 93, of Beaumont, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2018. From the moment she was born to Hamilton and Mignon Faulk in Austin on January 9, 1925, Peggy was a gifted legacy. An avid tap dancer, she learned with future Tony Award winner Tommy Tune in her Aunt Camille's studio, then became a dance teacher herself. She was a "doer," serving as District PTA President, Sisterhood President and as a founding member of the Beaumont Civic Ballet. Her real passion was mental health. She served many terms as President of the Mental Health Association of Jefferson County, and also on the state board. A very proud moment for her was when she received the Julie Rogers Special Service Award for her work in the mental health field. But her real legacy began at UT, when she met Arthur Greenspan, a WWII veteran studying Accounting, and married him soon thereafter. Theirs was a 59-year romance, and during their time together Peggy supported and encouraged Arthur's CPA activities, leading to his TSCPA Presidency. They traveled extensively during this period of time, which pleased Peggy tremendously. She loved to "GO!" Peggy's legacy continues today, not only through her five children and their descendants, but also through the many friends and strangers to whom she opened her heart along the way. A devoted wife. A beloved mother. A good friend. A woman kind and charming, funny and joyful. Her light has flickered, but it will never go out. We shall all miss her. Peggy is predeceased by her parents, her husband Arthur Greenspan, her son Garry Starr, her brothers Larry Faulk and Matthew Hohmann. She is survived by four of her children, sons Marcus, Kim (Mindy) and Jan (Paula) Greenspan, daughter Renee Greenspan Brownman (Chuck), and Bonnie Starr, widow of Garry; grandchildren Randy and Kenny Starr; Chris Greenspan; Brian Pace; Emily, Arianna and Ian Greenspan; David and Karen Brownman; and her six great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Our special appreciation and thanks go to beloved and attentive caregivers Linda Simon and Mary Cane as well as all the wonderful staff at Brookdale Dowlen Oaks. Peggy was her own person, and you allowed her to continue to shine. Memorial contributions for Mrs. Greenspan may be made to Mental Health of America of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 5471, Beaumont, Texas 77726. A gathering of Mrs. Greenspan's family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Sunday, August 12, 2018, at Broussard's, with her interment to follow at Kol Israel Cemetery, Beaumont. A reception will follow at Broussard's Centre', 1775 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, with a Minyan at 6:00 p.m. Complete and updated information may be found at:
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Broussard's Mortuary
2000 McFaddin Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 832-1621
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Published in the Beaumont Enterprise from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2018