2013
Margaret Dodds Eggleton
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 1, 1927
  • Place of birth:
    North Hero, Vermont, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 29, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Valley Head, Alabama, United States
Forever loved and missed - you will always live in our hearts.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Margaret Eggleton, 87, born on January 1, 1927 and passed away on August 29, 2014. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lauri Weiser on 7th October 2014

"What a beautiful tribute!!!  You did your Mom proud!!!
Even though I never had the privilege of meeting your Mom I've gotten to know her through you and this memorial site.
I loved all the pictures and the music - you are a very talented and soulful woman!!!  I feel so blessed to have you in my life!
May love and peace surround you, and your entire family, now and forever!
Much Love,
Lauri"

This tribute was added by Althea Jowers on 4th October 2014

"I think the thing that I remember most about Peggy was that she was always busy caring for her family which included her husband, kids and her animals.  Huge Great Danes that amazed me by sitting on the couch with their front legs on the floor.  She took care of them all but gave them the free range to be who they were.....Great Danes sitting on the couch or kids exploring life and what it had to offer. And look at what great adults her kids turned out to be!  She had a lot to be proud of in them and I'm sure she was proud of them.  I know I am!  Enjoy your reward and legacy Peggy......we surely won't forget you!!!"

This tribute was added by Jeremy Akes on 2nd October 2014

"Grandma, I owe so much to you I cannot put it into words but I'll try. You were steady and stable at a time of my life when I needed it the most. You were always there for me whatever I was going through and helped mold me into the man I am today. I will be forever grateful for your love and support. You were one of the first believers in me and helped me believe in myself.

I will love you always and hope you are enjoying heaven, smiling down on us all. You will be cherished in my heart always and hope you have found the peace today you deserve so much. My life has been so much better because you are a part of it and I hope you always know how much I appreciate your influence in my life.

Love, Jeremy"

This tribute was added by Curtiss White on 2nd October 2014

"She was such a beautiful person. I don't know how to explain. She set such a fine example. Peggy, you'll always be with me. Thank you."

This tribute was added by Cyndi Carrell on 2nd October 2014

"Aunt Peggy:    So many memories to recall.  Such a lady that did it all. Raised beautiful children.  You will truly be missed.  Wished I could have visited you more often.  See you in heaven.  You will be surrounded by family and friends and we will meet again.  Love you!"

This tribute was added by Lori Kempf-Gardilcic on 2nd October 2014

"Dear Ms. Eggleton, Terry's Mom, I only know you through your daughter and what a good soul you raised. You are also here in your grand children, some of whom I know and love...your lifeline runs through them. Peace to you and all of your family. Thank you for your time on earth. Lori L Kempf-Gardilcic"

This tribute was added by Linda Farnes on 1st October 2014

"So many memories.  Some of the happiest times of my life were at the ranch.   You and Dad started with the idea of a horse for Terri, and ended up with a ranch, 17 horses, a goat, a rabbit, dozens of mallard ducks, a lone migrant Canadian goose, several assorted cats and dogs, and every stray, injured or orphaned animal any of us brought home.   And you did the lion's share of the work.  It wasn't unusual to come home and see you on the tractor mowing the pasture.  You worked all the time.  You took care of the animals, grew a garden, and cooked the most delicious country meals, all the while raising three teenagers – plus me - and dealing with Dad's crazy schedule.

I remember the time I brought my new great dane puppy home (without notice) and told you her name was "Maggie".  You said I had to change her name.  People had called you that as a child and you hated it.   So she became "Daffer" and a part of our family.  I left her home alone one night and ran off to see my boyfriend (and future husband Fred) in Ft. Lauderdale.  You and Dad were out, too.   About 10 o'clock I got a phone call from you.  "Linda, you'd better get home and see what your dog has done!"  (What she had done was eaten Andy's library books – and then thrown them up in big heaps all over the living room.)  

The ranch was such a great place for a party, and you were always so gracious about company.  You welcomed all my long-hair friends for volleyball / pool parties.  

My own stepkids, Matt, Dana, and David, were 8, 5 and 4 when Fred and I got married and they loved to go to the ranch.  One time, Fred and I were inside and the kids were playing outside when you drove up and saw them all running around on top of the garage.  They had climbed the guava tree beside it and shimmied across a limb onto the roof.  You made them come down, then came inside shaking your head and said what you must have heard your own mom say many times:  "What one won't think of, the other one will!"  

When my daughter Flower was newborn, you seemed to have a sixth sense for when I was exhausted after a sleepless night.  The phone would ring and you would say, "Why don't you let me pick up Flower for a few hours and you get some rest?"  Like you had nothing else to do!  

So many happy memories.  But what I will be most grateful for is that when I, at 21, had lost myself and thought I might just make a career of being a hippie (I really thought that was a viable option), you opened your home and your heart to me, and saw something in me I couldn't see in myself.  You gave me the greatest gift – something I had so been missing and needing– the chance to be part of my father's life.  You treated me as your own daughter and later, my children and my step children as your own grandchildren.  

You were and are such a special soul, Peggy.  You taught me so much about living and loving and giving.  I love you and miss you."


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