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Peggy Ann Arnold

09/20/1952 - 01/10/2021
Service Date: 02/13/2021
Service Time: 1:00 PM
Service Location: 26612 S. Mandarin Dr. Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Peggy Ann Arnold, 68 of Chandler, AZ died on January 10th, 2021 surrounded by her family after a valiant fight against pancreatic cancer.

Service will be at 1pm Saturday February 13th, 2021 at Chandler Heights Community Church- 26612 S. Mandarin Dr. Queen Creek, AZ 85142. The service will be held outdoors. Please wear bright colors in honor of Peggy’s vibrant personality.

An open house will follow at the Arnold Residence in Chandler.

Peggy (Hoffman) Arnold was born on September 20th, 1952, to Richard Hoffman and Irene (Merideth)Woods in Chicago, IL.

On October 8th, 1977, Peggy was joined in marriage to William(Bill) Arnold in Chicago, IL.

Peggy was a devoted wife and mother. In 1979, Peggy and Bill started their family when their first child was born. Peggy spent her time staying home and raising their 3 daughters, Merideth, Jillian and Annette. In 1989, Peggy and Bill moved their family to Arizona, this became their home. Peggy poured her life into serving her family. She was passionate about creating and celebrating traditions; always wanting the family to be together. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, taking family vacations and cruises with her husband. In 2013, Peggy became a grandmother. Besides being a mom, her next greatest joy in life was being with her grandkids. She jumped at every opportunity to babysit them. She loved being a Grandma.

Once her girls were grown, she started her dream job as a flight attendant. She started her career with Ryan International airlines. After a few years she got a job with Southwest airlines. She absolutely loved working for Southwest. She never grew tired of traveling and exploring new places. Peggy flew with Southwest for 13 years. Her goal was to make it to 20 years of service.

Peggy loved people and the love of the Lord was evident in her life.

Peggy is survived by her husband Bill, of 43 years. Her three daughters and their spouses, Merideth and Obadiah Goemaat, Jillian and Adam Koziarski, Annette and Brandon Johnson; 6 grandchildren, Knox, Asher, Harper, Micaiah, Emilia, Penelope. Her mother Irene Woods, her sisters Char Fortman, Sandy Trudeau.

She was preceded in death by her father Richard Hoffman and Charlie Woods, and brother Richard Hoffman. —

 

Condolences

  • Mary Ann Rutshaw

    The BEST Sister In Law in the world
    Always a smile
    She shall be missed by many

  • Ethel Roberta Merideth

    I remember Peggy as a very beautiful person. She was always smiling and she was always taking care of her family. She will always be in our hearts. My prayers are with her family and friends.

  • Cathy & Sean Ryan

    We wish we’d had the opportunity to know Peggy personally. Her obituary tells us more about her and the important things and people in her life. She was obviously a kind, fun and loving person and we know she will be truly missed by family and friends. Bill, our prayers continue to be with you. May those treasured memories of your 43 years together keep you smiling.

  • I had the pleasure of meeting Peggy at training for Southwest Airlines years ago. We immediately became great friends, working together and hanging out on our days off. It’s hard to express what Peggy meant to me. She was such a beautiful soul, with a glow that shined and drew others to her. I loved her so much; my Peggy memories keep me laughing and crying simultaneously. What an honor to have known this incredible person. My heart is aching over the loss of my dear friend.

  • I loved my beautiful friend Peggy. We had so many fun times together with our kids together. She was always happy & she had a beautiful smile. I will truly miss her. My heart is broken with her loss. Heaven is a better place with her in it

  • Christina Rogers

    I met Peggy at Southwest airline training she was sweet and kind person prayers for family and may God give you comfort during this difficult time.

  • Jennifer Sitzler

    Peggy was a bright light! Always happy and cheerful! I’m glad I got to know her better these last few years. Rest in Peace beautiful sole!

  • Deidra Crainshaw

    Though I didn’t get to know her well, Peggy was a bright and beautiful soul; that was obvious from the moment I met her. I knew that she was an incredible woman just from getting to know her daughter Merideth so well. What a beautiful legacy she has left behind. My deepest condolences to her family.

  • Alvin & Kaaren Woods

    Our family gives Bill, the Girls and Aunt Irene our heart felt condolences. Peggy was a wonderful person and a blessing put on this world to make it brighter. She will be missed by many. The light that left this world will be missed by many more.

  • Lynn Robershotte

    Peggy will be so missed. Her humor and spark always lit up the room. She loved her family and her son in laws and even kept Brandon in line!

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