Peggy Martin Bechtold
Peggy Martin Bechtold died peacefully in her sleep in Tulsa, OK, on July 23, 2021.
Peggy is survived by her sister, Shirley Dorland; cousins, Glenda Beck, Meredith Koepke; niece, Terri Streets; nephews, Keith Dorland, Kris Dorland, Robert Gilreath, Steve Gilreath, Doug Gilreath, Brad Gilreath and Mike Gilreath.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Ruth Martin and her sister, Alma Jean Gilreath.
Peggy was born on January 22, 1933 in Mannford, OK. She graduated in 1951 from Eastern High School in Lansing, MI. Peggy spent her career working for the military in Washington, DC. After retiring Peggy took up Ballroom Dancing and became an exceptional dancer. She took lessons multiple times per week and said it was her favorite exercise. She had many beautiful dresses for dancing.
She died as she lived, with a positive attitude, a love for her family and friends. All those who cared for her in the hospital and hospice immediately fell in love with her and saw an incredibly sweet person. Many called her a "Hoot!" that described her very well.
Peggy will be cremated and per wishes, there will be no services. Also as per Peggy's wishes, in Lieu of flowers Peggy would say, "just go do something fun".
Published by Tulsa World on Jul. 27, 2021.