So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
  • 83 years old
  • Born on June 10, 1935 in Roseburg, Oregon, United States.
  • Passed away on January 1, 2019 in Roseburg, Oregon, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Peggy Tremel 83 years old , born on June 10, 1935 and passed away on January 1, 2019. We will remember her forever.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Roseburg for the children's ministry, something Peggy gave much of her life to.

Posted by Gloria Fisher on January 19, 2019
What more can be said that hasn't been said? Peggy was much loved by the "Monday work crew" at the Genealogical Society's library in the Courthouse. She was our "Professional Proofreader" for the printed materials that the society was to publish. She was so patient even when there were days she didn't feel good. She still came in and did her duty. I know that the members that have worked with her for years will miss her for a very long time. She is one lovely lady that will be hard to replace. The one thing I will always remember is how much she loved my toy Poodle 'Mickey'.
As I told Debbie " Peggy and Mickey had a love affair'. At the lunch break she would give him bits of her lunch and she thought that was so funny how he enjoyed the food and the attention. I know that God has a place in his paradise along with her husband, Frank. God bless them both.
Posted by Frances Transue on January 19, 2019
I am sad at Peggy's passing.  She was a very good mentor to me when I began my teaching career. I honestly think I would not have made it without her help.  She will always hold a dear and special place in my heart. Her living and generous spirit, her acceptance and joy at life has touched many people including me.  The time I spent with her was amazing. Rest in peace.
Posted by LuAnn Gorthy on January 18, 2019
I was blessed to know Peggy through both the Presbyterian Church and Deer Creek Elementary School..Her creativity, love of children and faith were truly gifts she shared with our family,  Both of our sons were blessed to have her as their 6th grade teacher.and as their Sunday School teacherwer.We still display the ceramic creatures they created under her inspiration. Working with Peggy at Deer Creek was truly a pleasure and I will miss seeing her at Karen’s coffee Up. Rest In Peace my friend.
Posted by Sharon Johnston on January 17, 2019
The only Peggy I knew was smiling. I met her at Deer Creek School when I was hired as a library assistant. From that moment on I knew she was a loving teacher...but much in charge of her classes. Every time she brought her classes up a "big" smile said, "they are yours now." She was a devoted teacher at school and her Sunday School. I really got to know Peggy when we fostered a boy that tried everyone's patience. Peggy seemed to apologize almost every other day for not being able to give him "more"
to keep him settled in class. I said Peggy you know..it comes to "tough love." She smiled and said, "ok, I will do that."
After her retirement and Frank passed, I would meet her for lunch now and then at Karen's Restaurant and we talk about her Sunday School, dogs and what she had been doing. I really grew to love her and know her more deeply in her faith and dedication to Jesus, Sunday School and life.
I know she is smiling up at our Savior and being rewarded for "running that long mile." Miss you, Peggy Tremel.
Posted by Sherrie Mendenhall Rhodes on January 17, 2019
Mrs Tremel was my 6th grade teacher...she was by far my favorite teacher in grade school...she always made learning fun and was genuinely interested in each and every student. She made a huge impact in my life as a young person as I'm sure she did for hundreds of other kids!  In the arms of Jesus she is now and forever more! See you there some day.
Posted by David Aldridge on January 17, 2019
I had the privilege of working for Peggy and Frank, helping them with lawn care and home repairs for about 10 years up until 2017. They were such a pleasure to be around and I'd always take some time to talk to them while at the house. While working in their yard one day I spotted a small potted wisteria that was looking kind of sad and asked if I could take it home and try to revive it, and they said, "if you can bring it back, it's yours". My wife and I were building our new home on Little River and planted it in our rock garden. Before long it thrived and now needs constant trimming or it'll take over the house! Every time I see that wisteria my thoughts go back to this wonderful couple that I was lucky enough to know.
Posted by JOYCE KOEPPEN on January 16, 2019
It was my privilege to work with Peggy a few times with the Sunday School program. What a fountain of inspiration she was! I am forever grateful that both of my children were fortunate to benefit from all those years of Sunday School, as well as her classroom at Deer Creek. Peggy lived a faith driven life and set a beautiful example for us all.
Posted by Eileen Talburt on January 16, 2019
I am sorry to hear of Peggy's passing. She was a wonderful person and had the biggest heart. I enjoyed her company all the years working with her through the genealogy society. The loyal support she gave to GSDC was so very much appreciated.
Posted by Todd Koeppen on January 14, 2019
Peggy Tremel is a great hero of the faith to me. All those years, faithfully teaching Sunday school. Of course, I didn't understand what I was seeing back then, but after 24 years of ministry the image of she and Frank are burned into my brain, still teaching me how to be, how to love, how to persevere. I doubt they understood what they were teaching me back then, but man oh man, were they good at teaching what God wanted me to learn.
Posted by Laurie Russell on January 12, 2019
January 12, 2019
My Aunt Peggy was one of the kindest, sweetest people you could ever meet. She always had a smile and never missed a birthday or Christmas greeting my whole life (this past year doesn’t count). She was truly an example of what a Christian woman should be: Full of love and compassion and kindness. I can’t recall a cross word from her mouth directed to another human being in my presence. 
She was a caretaker: 1st of her daughters Dorothy & Debbie, of kids in her classroom, of kids in her Sunday school class. Then later of my Uncle Frank, and my Grandmother Dorothy. She put others before herself for most of her life.
She was brave: She told me about my biological father Sam Moore which resulted in the best 7 years of my life. I’m so grateful to her for that.  She changed my life for the better.
I will miss her. She’s always been a part of my life. I’m saying goodbye my precious Aunt. You took a piece of my heart with you. I love you Aunt Peggy.
Your niece,
Laurie Russell
Posted by Dorothy Hanes on January 11, 2019
Mom was a woman of faith. Every time we were ending a call she'd say, I'm praying for you.  She shared with me that she had a long list of people that she prayed for before she fell asleep at night. This was very important to her that she not miss anyone on her list. She believed in God's promises. And she believed in helping others in need. She was compassionate and caring.
Thank you for being a woman of faith Mom.
Posted by Dorothy Hanes on January 11, 2019
Mom was an adventurer.  She took a year off of college to raise money to go to India. She flew out of Roseburg in a small plane by herself. She traveled all over India during that year with her newly made friends. She and her friends however went to some places that weren't safe. God kept her and her friends safe until they returned to the university. She reported that, that year was the high light of her life. She returned to the United States and finished her teaching credentials. She loved working with kids.
Posted by David Wamsley on January 10, 2019
A fellow teacher, and one of the most treasured members of our library staff, Peggy was truly beautiful inside and out. Her dedication to the library and its goals was always there. Her 'yesterday stories' were always entertaining, and educational. I'm thankful she was my friend. Peggy, we will all miss you so much. Until we meet again, keep Doris company. Love, Dave
Posted by Marni Millikan on January 10, 2019
I met Peggy at the Douglas County Genealogical Society and it was love at first smile! She always made me feel special whenever we worked together. I looked forward to Fridays when I would join her when she was the librarian "on duty." There was always friendship first and research second. We also sat by each other at an evening greeting card making class. Between Peggy and Doris Curry there was lots of giggles and glue in the wrong places. Ah, dearest Peggy....I will miss not seeing you, but you are always in my heart.
Posted by Pat Bell on January 10, 2019
Peggy was my sister. We spent a lifetime together with love, laughter, stories, fun and heartache. It is hard not having anyone to say to "Do you remember?" I tried making a booklet of our life together, but where to start. There's so much that is meaningful to me. I will always remember the beautiful sister who put up with me. She was loving, kind and accepting. She reflected the love of God to the world. Miss you, Sis. Love, Pat

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