ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Peggy Shroy, 64 years old, born on July 7, 1956, and passed away on May 14, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Linda Eaton on June 23, 2021
Peggy, you were my cousin (and the first baby I ever held) and my mother was your mother's sister. The two of them were exposed to such abuse at the death of their parents that it is just impossible to understand. I am happy (as is my mother, the only living sibling of your mom) that you lived a sweet and beloved life. May you be lifted by a thousand angels! Love, your cousin, Linda
Posted by Kerry Shroy on June 23, 2021
The slideshow and a video of the service for Peggy can be found in the gallery section under "video."

The first song on the slideshow is from Friday Night Worship at the Applegate Fellowship that Peggy and I used to lead. She is singing the high part at the beginning of the song as well as throughout the rest of the song.
Posted by Tracy Smith on June 17, 2021
True friends will be with you through life’s most soul shaking circumstances. True friendship is one of the sweetest things in life, some friends are chosen family that cheer us on through discouraging seasons, celebrate with us on joyous occasions, and lift our head and heart like no one else can. Life’s special moments are made brighter by their presence. This is just a glimpse of my beautiful friendship with Peggy. My first time seeing Peggy was when I attended a church service at Applegate Christian fellowship back in 1985, I was 19 years old . Peggy was part of the worship team- to me she looked like an Angel and her voice was just beautiful. Months later at the DMV in Medford Oregon I was there with my baby girl waiting in line and there she was in line next to me. She just started a conversation like she knew me and adored my baby girl (Stephanie). She was glowing and told me she was expecting her first baby in March 1986 ( Maisy ). I told her about seeing her at ACF and how much I enjoyed the the worship. As the years went by It seemed that God always put us in each other’s lives . We both worked at the Ruch Community preschool daycare together, we created an awesome after school program in a little town called Ruch Oregon and this brought many children and their families to learn about Jesus. The years went on, I have many memories of Ruch school and its fun activities such as at the Christmas program one year Maisey was the snowman and I will never forget my little girl Rachael saying to me after the program I want to be famous like Maisey  (we laughed about this many years later) . We also were apart the Girl Scouts which turned into the Christian girls club- another fun memory was taking our girls to Sun River when I was pregnant with Jacob and they gave me a baby shower. I also have memories of Peggy 40th Birthday party at the melodrama in Jacksonville that Debbie Hicks created and Kerry in the melodrama playing the character (Sunny Suey ) this was such a fun time. Two years later in 1998 after the birth of my son Jesse I was ask to be the Preschool teacher at Ruch Community school ( Pat Wilder ) retired . I tried to do it on my own but one week into it I knew I needed someone who had the same love of young children as I did. I went to Pastor Ron McKay after much prayer and ask if I could have a co teacher and of course Peggy was my first choice and a few days later the Pastor & the elders said yes and Peggy was my son Jacob’s Preschool teacher. We had so much fun teaching children and loving on them and their families! When Maisey Married Haven (a beautiful wedding and celebration) Peggy was so happy, then Adric was born soon after. I remember Peggy so excited about being a Nana of course that was a wonderful blessing and then Kian and Alain , also my grandson Christian was born on the same day a year earlier as Alani. We both thought that was pretty cool. Peggy was there for me during difficult times we would meet at the Ruch school and walk the track, I could always confide in her with hard life situations, she was such a positive person and would remind me about Jesus & his unconditional love for me and my family. We always kept in touch even with our busy lives we would plan coffee and shopping dates in Jacksonville and when I was looking for work and applied for a job at Medford School District. I got a job at Jacksonville Elementary in the Primary Maps classroom as a special educational assistant. Peggy and I (at one of our coffee dates) realized her Grandson Kian would be in my class. This was such an answer to prayer and I had such an opportunity to learn about autism and establish a special relationship with Kian and this also brought Peggy such joy knowing that I was there for her beautiful grandson and knowing that I loved him and knew how brilliant he is! During this time in our lives Peggy and I both were social butterfly’s, we both enjoyed music and dancing we started going out to Summer concert s at the Red Lilly ( her favorite). We loved the local bands and follow the local bands Peggy being a friend of Linda & Dave , we went to their many (Mercy ) gigs and enjoyed the music and dancing . I think both our husband were happy we had each other to go to these events! We attended weddings and memorial services of dear friends together . We enjoyed a sip & paint night where we painted Blue Roosters. She was so happy for her son Kyle & her daughter in law Katie with the news of another new grandson and she would share photos and tell me how much he looked like Kyle and say he’s a busy little guy, she said she had to wear her tennis shoes . She loved her life and was so blessed and had so much to live for. Her Faith and love for Jesus and others was such an inspiration. It’s hard to imagine my life without my sweet friend and when I think of her family my heart breaks knowing how much they will miss her! May God bring peace and strength during this time may Jesus bring us hope when we are missing our beautiful Peggy she will be forever missed!
Posted by Thomas Kindell on June 12, 2021
    Peggy's Love for God

Peggy's love for God was huge
Like the ocean, it was deep
It seemed to be immeasurable
Like the stars beyond our reach
It filled her heart so full at times
You could feel it as she would speak
She clearly set her sights on Christ
And His heart, she did reach
If I could count the blades of grass
On earth's savannah plains
If I could count the raindrops
That fall in heavy rains
If I could count the leaves
On all the trees of earth's domain
The number still could not equate
To the love her heart contains
This world is now much poorer
For her loss is dearly felt
But heaven got much richer
When before her King she knelt

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Posted by Linda Eaton on June 23, 2021
Peggy, you were my cousin (and the first baby I ever held) and my mother was your mother's sister. The two of them were exposed to such abuse at the death of their parents that it is just impossible to understand. I am happy (as is my mother, the only living sibling of your mom) that you lived a sweet and beloved life. May you be lifted by a thousand angels! Love, your cousin, Linda
Posted by Kerry Shroy on June 23, 2021
The slideshow and a video of the service for Peggy can be found in the gallery section under "video."

The first song on the slideshow is from Friday Night Worship at the Applegate Fellowship that Peggy and I used to lead. She is singing the high part at the beginning of the song as well as throughout the rest of the song.
Posted by Tracy Smith on June 17, 2021
True friends will be with you through life’s most soul shaking circumstances. True friendship is one of the sweetest things in life, some friends are chosen family that cheer us on through discouraging seasons, celebrate with us on joyous occasions, and lift our head and heart like no one else can. Life’s special moments are made brighter by their presence. This is just a glimpse of my beautiful friendship with Peggy. My first time seeing Peggy was when I attended a church service at Applegate Christian fellowship back in 1985, I was 19 years old . Peggy was part of the worship team- to me she looked like an Angel and her voice was just beautiful. Months later at the DMV in Medford Oregon I was there with my baby girl waiting in line and there she was in line next to me. She just started a conversation like she knew me and adored my baby girl (Stephanie). She was glowing and told me she was expecting her first baby in March 1986 ( Maisy ). I told her about seeing her at ACF and how much I enjoyed the the worship. As the years went by It seemed that God always put us in each other’s lives . We both worked at the Ruch Community preschool daycare together, we created an awesome after school program in a little town called Ruch Oregon and this brought many children and their families to learn about Jesus. The years went on, I have many memories of Ruch school and its fun activities such as at the Christmas program one year Maisey was the snowman and I will never forget my little girl Rachael saying to me after the program I want to be famous like Maisey  (we laughed about this many years later) . We also were apart the Girl Scouts which turned into the Christian girls club- another fun memory was taking our girls to Sun River when I was pregnant with Jacob and they gave me a baby shower. I also have memories of Peggy 40th Birthday party at the melodrama in Jacksonville that Debbie Hicks created and Kerry in the melodrama playing the character (Sunny Suey ) this was such a fun time. Two years later in 1998 after the birth of my son Jesse I was ask to be the Preschool teacher at Ruch Community school ( Pat Wilder ) retired . I tried to do it on my own but one week into it I knew I needed someone who had the same love of young children as I did. I went to Pastor Ron McKay after much prayer and ask if I could have a co teacher and of course Peggy was my first choice and a few days later the Pastor & the elders said yes and Peggy was my son Jacob’s Preschool teacher. We had so much fun teaching children and loving on them and their families! When Maisey Married Haven (a beautiful wedding and celebration) Peggy was so happy, then Adric was born soon after. I remember Peggy so excited about being a Nana of course that was a wonderful blessing and then Kian and Alain , also my grandson Christian was born on the same day a year earlier as Alani. We both thought that was pretty cool. Peggy was there for me during difficult times we would meet at the Ruch school and walk the track, I could always confide in her with hard life situations, she was such a positive person and would remind me about Jesus & his unconditional love for me and my family. We always kept in touch even with our busy lives we would plan coffee and shopping dates in Jacksonville and when I was looking for work and applied for a job at Medford School District. I got a job at Jacksonville Elementary in the Primary Maps classroom as a special educational assistant. Peggy and I (at one of our coffee dates) realized her Grandson Kian would be in my class. This was such an answer to prayer and I had such an opportunity to learn about autism and establish a special relationship with Kian and this also brought Peggy such joy knowing that I was there for her beautiful grandson and knowing that I loved him and knew how brilliant he is! During this time in our lives Peggy and I both were social butterfly’s, we both enjoyed music and dancing we started going out to Summer concert s at the Red Lilly ( her favorite). We loved the local bands and follow the local bands Peggy being a friend of Linda & Dave , we went to their many (Mercy ) gigs and enjoyed the music and dancing . I think both our husband were happy we had each other to go to these events! We attended weddings and memorial services of dear friends together . We enjoyed a sip & paint night where we painted Blue Roosters. She was so happy for her son Kyle & her daughter in law Katie with the news of another new grandson and she would share photos and tell me how much he looked like Kyle and say he’s a busy little guy, she said she had to wear her tennis shoes . She loved her life and was so blessed and had so much to live for. Her Faith and love for Jesus and others was such an inspiration. It’s hard to imagine my life without my sweet friend and when I think of her family my heart breaks knowing how much they will miss her! May God bring peace and strength during this time may Jesus bring us hope when we are missing our beautiful Peggy she will be forever missed!
her Life
Peggy Elaine Shroy (Geasland) was born July 7th, 1956, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Lila Pauline Geasland, and Early Ray Geasland. The youngest of their four children, she was the baby sister of Nick, Gary Joe and Dave. 

They moved to San Diego, California and shortly thereafter, when she was four, her parents divorced. She spent most of her childhood living with her father, and while he worked it was her brothers who cared for her. She had such a special love for them, they truly were her heroes. From making sure her hair was brushed before school, to taking her along on their dates. 

She also had a special relationship with her sister-in-law, Denise, who was part of the family from Peggy’s early childhood, and also helped care for her. 

When she was nine, she became an aunt for the first time. But it was the first of many times, and she adored all of her nieces and nephews, both from her side of the family, and from Kerry’s. 

When Peggy was eleven, her dad remarried, adding four more children. Two stepbrothers, and two stepsisters. 

She went to Chula Vista High School, where she made many friends. She was active in youth group, was on the Spartinette’s drill team, and had some adventures on Coronado with her dear friend Melody. 

After graduating high school, she moved out on her own. And in the mid 70s she went to Oregon to visit a friend. That’s where she met Kerry. Just before she left she told him: If I lived here, I think I'd fall in love with you. 

Then she drove away…

And her car broke down. So she had to come back to Oregon to wait for it to be repaired. 

She did fall in love with him. 

They were married in 1980, her in a wedding dress made by her friend Liz. Him in a powder blue tux, that we are assured was very much in style then. 

Peggy always loved children, and her dream was to be a mother. In 1986, her dream came true when she had Maisey, and then again in 1988 when Kyle was born. She had her boy and her girl, and it was exactly perfect, exactly what she wanted. She always made sure to tell them that. 

In 2005, she welcomed Haven into the family as her son-in-law when he and Maisey were married, and in 2015 she welcomed Katie when she married Kyle. They were the children of her heart, the ones that she prayed for from the time Kyle and Maisey were born, and she was always confident in the fact that they were meant to be part of the family. 

In 2006, she welcomed her first grandchild when Aidric was born. Followed by Kian in 2007, Alani in 2009, Barrett in 2017 and Graham in May 2021. Though she didn’t get to meet Graham, she loved him already, and was filled with joy at the thought of his arrival. She was the very best Nana, who spent countless hours with the kids. Helping in their classrooms, having them sleep over, helping with Zoom school and always making sure they knew they were loved. 

When she found out her prognosis, she said: My kids are doing great and my husband has a shop. 

She was at peace, knowing that she was leaving behind a legacy of love, and a family well cared for, because of all the years she spent pouring herself into them. 

The night of her passing, a song by Building 429 came on, and it was the song that carried her from this life into eternity. The lyrics say: 

All I know is I’m not home yet, 
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong


She will be missed by all who loved her, but we know that she is home.
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My Peggy

Shared by Kerry Shroy on June 8, 2021
I grew up in the country near a small town in Southern Oregon called Gold Hill. Peggy grew up in Southern California in a town called Chula Vista. Even though over 800 miles separated us, we managed to find each other. Was it fate? Divine providence? Luck? I didn't really think about it at the time, I just thought she was beautiful.

We had a long distance relationship for about 9 months when we decided the only way to really get to know each other was if we lived near each other. Peggy talked to her dad about it and with his blessing she took the bold step of leaving family and friends, found a roommate, and moved into a tiny house in Gold Hill. 

Peggy and I were married in June of 1980, one of the best days of my life. For the first five years of our marriage we had many adventures that included a trip to Israel with the Applegate Christian Fellowship and singing together in a Christian band. We didn't have much back then, our cars were old, we didn't own our house, and on several occasions we had to dig around in the couch cushions for coins so we could go on a date to the movies. Looking back now, I wouldn't change a thing. Sure, we didn't have much, but we had each other.

After five years of marriage we decided it was time to start a family. Maisey was born in 1986 and Kyle in 1988. Peggy always wanted to be a mom and she was a great mother to our kids and later an awesome "nana" to our grandkids. She prayed for Maisey and Kyle's spouses from the time they were young and we saw those prayers answered when Maisey married Haven and Kyle married Katie. Peggy loved her son in law and daughter in law very much.

Our lives were turned upside down in 2013 when Peggy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She had surgery and chemo and enjoyed five years of remission. Those five years were filled with grandkids, Kyle marrying Katie, and travel to places that Peggy thought she'd never see. 

She wrote in her journal concerning a planned trip to Hawaii in 2015 with Haven, Maisey and the grandkids: "I can hardly believe I get to go. I have dreamed of going my whole adult life. Last year I got to go to London and Paris. I never even dreamed of going on that trip. What an amazing trip that was." 

Sadly, Peggy's cancer returned about 3 years ago.

I had known Peggy for over 40 years when she passed away with nearly 41 of those years as her husband, how I wish it could have been 80. I was barely house broken when we first met, but knowing her, loving her, being married to her, made me a better man. I can't imagine what life will be like without Peggy. 

Our house is quiet without her here to talk to and laugh with. I wish I could again hear her voice talking on the phone with Maisey, Kyle, Haven and Katie. And I miss seeing her with her arms wrapped around our grandkids. I miss seeing her reclining in her chair on a Sunday mornings watching church services when she was too sick to go in person. There is so much more that I miss, but I wouldn't trade away those 40+ years of being Peggy's husband in order to avoid this pain of losing her.

So was it fate, divine providence or luck that brought us together in that small town town so long ago? I can't really say, but this I know, Peggy and I were meant to be together. In the truest meaning of the word, we were soulmates. 

Peggy, I miss you and will always love you.

Kerry