Margaret “Peggy” Jean (Loch) Hall
Born to Thomas Loch and Jessie (Poole) Loch on June 3, 1928, and a second generation Santa Barbaran, Peggy was a life-long Santa Barbara resident. She graduated from SBHS in 1946 and married Illinois transplant Glenn R. Hall in 1950. Together they raised two daughters, Laurie Thurber and Susan Graff.
Peggy was the family memory keeper, organizer, and hostess. She was quiet but opinionated, with a good sense of humor. Peggy was the bookkeeper for Glenn’s business, Oliver Plumbing, for 42 years and kept the office running smoothly.
After a 6-week tour of Europe on $5 a day in 1962, one of Peggy’s passions became sharing the delight of travel with family and friends. Countless trips to Europe, the Caribbean, and throughout North America created an appreciation for travel within the family, and some of their fondest memories.
Another passion of Peggy’s was genealogy. Her research, spanning more than four decades, revealed family ancestry back to the 1500’s.
Peggy and Glenn enjoyed an active social life including Friday night card playing with long-time friends, weekly Happy Hour with water volleyball teammates, concerts in the park, and summer family volleyball picnics.
In her free time, Peggy attended many Adult Ed classes including creative writing, basket-making, quilting, and cross-stitch, and was active in sorority and Mothers’ Group since the early 1950’s.
Peggy is survived by her husband Glenn, daughters Laurie (Dennis Krueger) Thurber and Sue (Rick) Graff. Peggy was a second mom to Rick (Colleen) McCulley. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Holly (Ryan) Palmerston, Kara (Frank) Hale, Erica Graff, Brandon (Keri) McCulley, and Evan (Anika) McCulley; nine great grandchildren; and sweet kitty Tina.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Santa Barbara Humane Society or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care. The family wishes to thank the Sansum medical staff.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the family home on Saturday, June 16, beginning at 1:00PM. Laurie 805-252-6744 or Sue 805-450-6351.