Let the memory of Peggy be with us forever
  • 36 years old
  • Born on April 13, 1977 .
  • Passed away on August 1, 2013 .
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Peggy Thrash 36 years old , born on April 13, 1977 and passed away on August 1, 2013. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Grace Loyd on 1st August 2018
August 1, 2018 5 years ago On this day He finally came But then you were gone He arrived into our lives You left this world He took in his first breath You gave out your last There was great rejoicing Yet also utter despair So many tears Shed that day Of joy Of sadness Of wonder Of confusion Of awe Of anger Of beauty Of brokenness Of love Of grief 5 years later And still to this day We shed these tears Because of life given And life taken Never will we ever forget To celebrate him And to honor you.
Posted by Bridget Brier on 31st March 2018
Dear One Absent This Long While BY LISA OLSTEIN It has been so wet stones glaze in moss; everything blooms coldly. I expect you. I thought one night it was you at the base of the drive, you at the foot of the stairs, you in a shiver of light, but each time leaves in wind revealed themselves, the retreating shadow of a fox, daybreak. We expect you, cat and I, bluebirds and I, the stove. In May we dreamed of wreaths burning on bonfires over which young men and women leapt. June efforts quietly. I’ve planted vegetables along each garden wall so even if spring continues to disappoint we can say at least the lettuce loved the rain. I have new gloves and a new hoe. I practice eulogies. He was a hawk with white feathered legs. She had the quiet ribs of a salamander crossing the old pony post road. Yours is the name the leaves chatter at the edge of the unrabbited woods. For you Peggy. Running my memory of you. Over and Over.
Posted by Leslie Leff on 14th August 2017
Peggy continues to inspire me in so many ways. She encouraged me to become a therapist and now, two years into being a child psychotherapist, her words, her actions, her smile, her caring and her warmth all are very much with me in my practice. I can feel her love still so much alive in her family. I am so grateful for the pictures Grace shares on facebook of Peggy's precious sons growing up immersed in such love and connection. Thinking of Peggy and her family and sending love...
Posted by Jinny Kang on 1st August 2017
I can't believe how fast those 4 years have gone by. Though I can no longer see your smile or hear your voice, you're still here with us in our hearts. Miss you so much. <3
Posted by Jimmy Chung on 1st August 2017
It's been four years It sometimes feels like yesterday It sometimes feels like forever There is so much joy in Oliver But there will always be grief ... I love and miss you nuna
Posted by Jamal Elliott on 1st August 2017
What a day this continues to be for me. Joyous in that it's my twins b-day, and sad because 4 years ago we loss Peggy. WCS misses her in so many ways. Positive thoughts and strength go out to the family during this really tough day.
Posted by Grace Loyd on 1st August 2017
4 years ago today You brought life into this world One that has given so much joy to so many But then your life was taken out of this world That has led to so much sorrow for so many We will always celebrate the life that came from you Yet we continue to struggle being in this life without you He is so loved. Still you are so missed. Love you, Peggy.
Posted by Grace Loyd on 1st August 2017
August 1st. He is so loved. She is so missed. #celebratingoliver #rememberingpeggy
Posted by Won Chung on 13th April 2017
Our daughter Peggy, Your would’ve been 40th birthday made us to think of you more and more. You had been our lovely daughter for 36 years before you left us. You had become an independent adult, got married, gave birth and became a mother as you were so wished. Even if we lost you who should have lived much longer than us, we thank you for being such a thoughtful daughter and tried to be with us as much. You had devoted yourself to raise Liam while you enjoyed. We feel so heartbreaking whenever we see Liam who doesn’t have his mom. We are even more heartrending whenever we witness Oliver who has never felt mom’s touch. Even if Brian has raised two boys as much as he can, we are so thankful to have Grace who has put sacrificial efforts to take care of them regularly. Loving and missing you always and forever, our daughter. Love, mom and dad
Posted by Grace Loyd on 13th April 2017
Peggy, you would've turned 40 years old today. How I wish we could've celebrated you entering this new decade together. How I continue to grieve that we will never grow old together. How I still think of you all of the time, especially on this day, your birthday. When you came into this world, you truly helped make it a better & kinder place. When you left this world, our lives were forever & irrevocably changed. Since you've been gone, many of us who were blessed to know you have strived to honor your memory & legacy of love & peace. Honestly, we don't always succeed, but we try & try again, & we hope we make you proud. Peggy, you truly are forever missed.
Posted by Grace Loyd on 7th August 2016
Today is my birthday. Birthdays are usually the days when we get to celebrate ourselves with our loved ones- celebrate the people we are, who we have become, who we will be & the lives we are blessed to have. I think I have done this & continue to do this the best I know how. But honestly my birthday has also become a day when I feel such emptiness- because of what happened 6 days ago, 3 years ago. Losing Peggy & celebrating my birthday have become forever interconnected in my mind & heart. I remember opening the birthday presents that Peggy had so thoughtfully gotten for me in advance with tear-filled eyes & a weeping heart. She had ordered a specially made locket with 4 openings (to hold pics of our 4 kids) as well as earrings that were designed similarly to a ring she had that we both loved. I remember Brian telling me that she had ordered these gifts weeks ago & she had fretted that they wouldn't arrive in time. They arrived 2 days after she died. Receiving presents from a loved one after she was gone was such a surreal experience. It was like she was reaching out "beyond the grave" to remind me how much she loves... loved me. Even in the midst of such profound grief, I felt such love from her. I long to continue to feel her love. That is why I will wear the earrings she got me, her last birthday gift to me, on every birthday I have. I cannot help but think of Peggy on my birthday. I will always miss her especially so on this day.
Posted by David Kim on 5th August 2016
Peggy was precious to us all Elegant in every way Great daughter, sister, mom, cousin, and friend Genuine as can be Young at heart and mind Joy brought to many In ways words cannot describe Never another will come again Clever with her charm Husband she adored Unconditional love she possessed Never will we forget Grieving her life still The legacy she left behind Hanging onto memories of her still Remembering how special she was Asking why she is no longer here Showering her family with love Hoping for answers still I miss you Peggy
Posted by Won Chung on 2nd August 2016
Dear Grace (Kim), It has been on my heart to reach out to you especially on this day, August 1, 2016, the third anniversary of Peggy's passing. How wonderful it has been to celebrate Oliver turning 3 years old! Yet how much our hearts continue to ache that Peggy has been gone for 3 years. In Korean culture, 3 years is a significant milestone in the grieving process. It traditionally means that after 3 years, you are allowed to/supposed to come out of grieving. In our case with Peggy, I do not think we will ever stop grieving in our lifetime, but still knowing that it has now been 3 years, it causes me to pause and reflect on all that has happened in our lives since Peggy has been gone. I feel this strong desire to express to you my deep appreciation for the loving support you have showered upon Peggy's boys and our family. I know Peggy loved you and she was loved by you. Thank you for demonstrating your love for Peggy in the ways you have loved on her family. Honestly, my daughter's absence weighs so heavily on my heart. But my heart has felt encouraged seeing the presence of your friendship remain in the Thrash family's life. It is my sincere honor and previllege as part of Peggy's legacy whenever you call me "umma" with your thoughtfulness and deep love. You know, 이모/eemo/mom's sister is the closest bond next to the mother. You have shown a true 이모/eemo's love to Liam and Oliver. Thank you for helping my grandsons' hearts and lives be more full of love even without their 엄마/umma. With much love and gratitude, Peggy's 엄마/umma
Posted by Bridget Brier on 1st August 2016
Thinking of you so much Peggy.....miss seeing you and making plans and miss all the simple stuff like chatting and making food together. Always turning that last weekend I saw you, over & over in my mind....running over all the small details that I can remember....Mabel and Liam climbing all over you and your laughter. I will hold these memories tight in my heart, forever. Reaching out to you today, across the realms, across all that is unseen.
Posted by Kristi Littell on 1st August 2016
I'm thinking of Peggy and your family today and always. I miss her and am still inspired by her. She was so good at caring for children.
Posted by Grace Loyd on 1st August 2016
Today I rejoice I grieve I laugh I weep I cheer I mourn My heart swells My heart aches I feel full I feel loss I celebrate him I remember her Today We love.
Posted by Jamal Elliott on 1st August 2016
August 1 will always be a an emotional high and low for me moving forward. My twins birthday is today and Peggy passed 3years ago today. Peggy is missed and thought of in so many positive ways by the WCS community. May her family continue to have strength and be reminded of all the good Peggy brought to the world during her time with us.
Posted by Grace Loyd on 1st August 2016
It's been 3 years So much has changed So much is different So much so that sometimes I don't recognize this life without you Yet some things remain the same How much I miss you How much I love you How much I think of you You were my sister You were my friend You were my partner in life You were You are You will forever be Loved Cherished Remembered.
Posted by Won Chung on 19th July 2016
Peggy's favorit quote' : " Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own." - Adam Lindsay Gordon
Posted by Won Chung on 8th July 2016
Peggy's favorit quote' : " Experience is determined by yourself- not the circumstances of your life." - Gita Ballin
Posted by Jimmy Chung on 13th April 2016
Today you would be 39. Today I would have called you old and laugh at you. Today I would have told you that I love you and miss you. Today I can't because you aren't here. Happy birthday nuna! You are forever loved and forever missed.
Posted by Grace Loyd on 13th April 2016
Another birthday we celebrate for you without you. Today you would've been 39 years old. Missing you so much that it feels like my heart is breaking all over again. Doing my best every moment to choose to find joy in life in midst of continued grief. Celebrating your birthday today because that's what we always did & that's what we will continue to do. Loving you so much, my sister.
Posted by Won Chung on 3rd April 2016
Peggy's favorite quote ; " Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is the letting go of the past,and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions." - Gerald Jampolsky
Posted by Won Chung on 27th March 2016
Peggy's favorite quote ': " Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." - Calvin Coolidge
Posted by Won Chung on 16th March 2016
Peggy's favorite quote' : "You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation,,, and that is called Loving. Well then, Love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is only your aversion that hurts, nothing else." - Herman Hesse
Posted by Won Chung on 14th March 2016
Peggy's favorite quote' : " To find yourself, think for yourself." - Socrates
Posted by Won Chung on 3rd March 2016
Peggy's favorite quote' : "The secret of happiness is not in getting what you like, but in liking what you get." -James M. Barrie
Posted by Won Chung on 23rd February 2016
Peggy's favorite quote ; "You've got to love like you'll never get hurt. You've got to dance like there's nobody watching. You've got to come from the heart if you want it to work." - Susanna Clarke
Posted by Won Chung on 16th February 2016
Peggy's favorite quote'; "Why destroy your present happiness by a distant misery, which may never come at all? For every substantial grief has twenty shadows and most of the shadows are of your own making." - Sydney Smith
Posted by Won Chung on 14th February 2016
'Peggy's favorite quote' ; " Realize that you can not help a soul unless that soul really wants help and is ready to be helped. I tell you to send that soul nothing but Love and more Love. Be still and wait, but be there when that soul turns for help." - Eileen Caddy
Posted by Won Chung on 10th February 2016
Peggy's favorite quote : "What we have done for ourselves alone, dies with us. What we have done for others and the world, remains and is Immortal." - Robert Pine
Posted by Won Chung on 5th February 2016
'Peggy's favorite quote' ; If you depend on someone for your happiness you are becoming a slave, you are becoming dependent, you are creating a bondage. And you depend on so many people, they all become subtle masters, they all exploit you in return. - Bragwan Shree Rajneesh
Posted by Won Chung on 3rd February 2016
'Peggy's favorite quote' ; " We could never Learn to be brave and patient if there were only Joy in the world." - Hellen Keller
Posted by Won Chung on 25th January 2016
This tribute was added by Won Chung on 25th January 2016 Peggy's favorite quote, " The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry, Live simply, expect little, give much." - Barney O' Lavin
Posted by Won Chung on 24th January 2016
Peggy's favorite quote, "Do not-stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn's rain. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die." Author Unknown
Posted by Won Chung on 11th January 2016
Among Peggy's belongings, we found her planner where she had written down some memorable quotes that had made an impression on her and her clearly influenced her in her too-brief life. We wanted to share these quotes here - perhaps you may also be moved by that which inspired our Peggy. "Difficulties are opportunities to better things, they are stepping stones to greater experience. Perhaps someday you will be thankful for some temporary failure in a particular direction. When one door closes, another always opens; as a natural law it has to, to balance." - Brian Adams
Posted by Won Chung on 6th January 2016
Among Peggy's belongings, we found her planner where she had written down some memorable quotes that had made an impression on her and her clearly influenced her in her too-brief life. We wanted to share these quotes with those who loved our Peggy. Perhaps you may also find inspiration in that which inspired her. "Giving means extending our love with no conditions, no expectations and no boundaries. Peace of mind occurs, therefore when we put all our attention into giving and have no desire to get anything from, or to change, another person. The giving motivation leads to a sense of inner peace and joy that is unrelated to time." - Gerald G. Jampolsky.
Posted by Jimmy Chung on 1st August 2015
It's been 2 years and not a day goes by where you are not missed. You would be so proud of your boys nuna! I love and miss you!!
Posted by Grace Loyd on 1st August 2015
Today Today is August 1st, A day full of Joy tinged with grief, Such gain yet also such loss, Happiness mixed with sadness, Laughter but also tears. Today we celebrate him but also mourn her. Today will always be a day we forever love him and forever miss her. Today we will forever remember.
Posted by Jamal Elliott on 13th April 2015
Happy B-day Peggy. Me and the WCS family miss you a ton. Jamal
Posted by Grace Loyd on 13th April 2015
"April 13th is my favorite day of the year. I miss Peggy eemo so much." (from Jules, Peggy's niece, age 6)
Posted by Grace Loyd on 13th April 2015
Even though you are gone, we continue to celebrate your life! Happy birthday, Pig! ;) Missing you so much today & everyday. I love you, my dear sister.
Posted by Won Chung on 24th February 2015
Peggy, your beloved grandma passed away on Feb 9, 2015. She will be buried with grandpa at Seoul National Cemetery in Korea next week. You were one of the most closest grand children with my mom and cared each other so much. She didn’t seem to aware you were no longer with us physically until she died. She couldn’t close her eyes at last, may be because she was waiting for you to come and say goodbye. She had had such a hardship when she had raised three children including me in Korea, but she had had a good life with us here in America for 32 years even though she had spent a reluctant life for the last two years at the nursing home. I’ve been so thankful what your mom has done to her over 30 years, but I feel I was a so undutiful son. I always look for your help to fill the gap when you were with us. She may find you in heaven by now. She will be remembered as a great mom, grandma, mother-in-law and faithful Christian. May you meet with her and find comfort. I am thinking of you this sorrow time badly. I wish you were with us now. I miss you forever. I Love You. Dad
Posted by Grace Loyd on 4th February 2015
Peggy, you've been gone for 18 months. I cannot imagine life without your amazing Oliver, who fills us with such joy, hope & love. But I still cannot believe that the rest of our lives will be without you. This I will never understand.
Posted by Grace Loyd on 15th September 2014
"Dear God, thank You for my family. Please say hello to Peggy eemo for me. I miss her so much. I can't wait to see her again when I get to heaven." (prayer by Jules, Peggy's niece, age 5)
Posted by Grace Loyd on 13th April 2014
Happy birthday, dearest Peggy, my beloved sister. You truly are forever missed, forever loved, forever cherished. You will be forever remembered.
Posted by Jimmy Chung on 13th April 2014
Happy Birthday!! I love you
Posted by Jimmy Chung on 10th April 2014
Nuna ... as your 37th birthday approaches this Sunday, I still have trouble expressing the words on how I feel. I am still saddened that I can't just pick up the phone and give you call. I'm still angry that you were taken so early. I feel blessed as I see your boys (Brian, Liam and Oliver) continue to grow. I feel tired at trying to figure out our new "normal". But through it all I feel grateful for the opportunity for having you in my life. Nothing will ever take that away from me. I miss you more and more each day. Love you!
Posted by A Fitz on 18th March 2014
I was a student and she had been my teacher. I remember my class and I always giving her a hard time when she would teach things we didn't want to learn but I also remember us having a look of awe when she confessed that she cut her hair and donated it. Many may see that as small but to us it was something the she was made a hero for. When we learned of her pregnancy with her first child I remember us ambushing her with questions like it had been our child. She was a role model of mine and I wish that I had the chance to say that to her... Thank you Ms.Peggy from a past class that you helped strive
Posted by Tom Loyd on 9th March 2014
I dreamt a Peggy dream last night... I was outside, approaching our home...it was sunny, windless, and not cold. I heard her laughing, that melodic, punctuated, unbelievably happy laugh, and I knew she was playing with her joy, Liam. The laugh came from the window of either the playroom or the girl's room. I knew it was just her and Liam in there. Upon hearing her, I found myself suddenly approaching her at the top of the steps in unbelief. Questions running around in my head, but those questions weren't as important as my seeing her and embracing her. Neither happiness nor sadness came from her face, just peace. Her appearance was slightly different, difficult to explain, perhaps darker in complexion, mildly weathered, but certainly still beautiful. And there was nothing else I've ever wanted to see more. Then I woke...glad to have felt her close again.

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