Peggy Louise Stetson passed away peacefully on the morning of April 19, 2018. She fought a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, all the while maintaining her kindness, politeness and smile.
Peggy was born in Eureka, Calif., on May 10, 1928 and moved with her family to Elk Grove. She graduated from Grant Union High School in 1946 and went on to Sacramento College and studied journalism. She met and married the love of her life, Charles “Bob” Stetson. They had six children and made their home in Elk Grove for over 40 years, later moving to Galt.
Peggy worked as a ticket agent for United Airlines and a secretary to the principal of Daylor High School, and then later helped run the family business of Galt Gas and Nursery. Peggy loved to garden and was an amazing cook. She was able to cook some of Bob’s favorite dishes from the ranch and give them a special flair. Peggy was known as “Pearl” by all those who loved her. She had an unwavering relationship with God and received communion while remaining in her care home.
Peggy was preceded in death by her husband Bob, her parents Clarence and Caroline, brothers Robert and Billy, and sisters Joan, Judy and Caroline. She is survived by her six children, Brent Stetson, Carrie Blighton and Ron, Marty Stetson, Sullivan Stetson, Nancy Stetson, Laurie Cargill and Dan; grandchildren Ian Stetson, Sadie Bennett and Troy, Tallon Cargill and Ashley, Tanteen Strapp and Kevin; great-grandchildren Gavin O’Obrien, Sean O’brien, Serenity Cargill, Skylar Bennett, Addalyn Strapp and Sawyer Strapp.“Toot-a-loo, we love you mom, and we’ll see you soon.”
Please join the family at the memorial Mass on May 10 at 11 a.m., at St. Christopher’s Church, 950 S. Lincoln Way in Galt.