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Margaret Pierce Hemmings


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Margaret Pierce Hemmings Obituary
July 21, 1918 - September 26, 2017 Margaret Pierce Hemmings was born in Foster City, Michigan, on July 21, 1918. Peggy's family moved to Pasadena, California, in 1924. Peggy was a product of Pasadena schools. She attended Longfellow Elementary, John Marshall Junior High and Pasadena High School, followed by UCLA. There she was an Alpha Phi and earned the nickname "Fierce Pierce." She was a graduate of UCLA in the 1930s and a working woman in the 1940s; then a wife in November 1944. She married Bob Hemmings and they celebrated 70 years of marriage together. Peggy devoted her life to family, friends, and philanthropy. She inspired her children and grandchildren to be the individuals they are today. She was a feisty nonagenarian with a fearless spirit. Peggy was a volunteer for the Assistance League, the Braille Institute, and the Freedom Foundation. She taught through example about philanthropy and citizenship. Peggy had two daughters, Ann Wilkes of Layton, Utah, and Jill Coddington of Durango, Colorado, sons-in-law Dennis Wilkes and Jim Coddington, six grandchildren, Heather, Ashley, Grant , Rob, John, and Jenny, and eleven great-grandchildren, Chloe, Ella, Cole, Tanner, Kaylee, Grace, Cameron, Brady, Ryan, Evan, and Addie. A life of family love and service characterize Peggy's life. Her family is better because of her strong influence. Contributions can be made to the Assistance League of Los Angeles, 826 Cole Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90038. Condolences may be shared at: www.lindquistmortuary.com
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 28, 2017
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