Longtime Nikiski resident Peggy J. Smith died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 64.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. Graveside services at Kenai City Cemetery will immediately follow the service.
Mrs. Smith was born July 9, 1939, in Visalia, Calif. She moved to Alaska in July 1985. While here, she worked as a store manager for Tesoro for 10 years until she retired in August 2002.
"Mom was a gentle, supportive mother and grandmother. She was devoted to her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and toy poodle, Narla. Mom thrived when the grandchildren were around her. She was so special that everyone who came around eventually called her 'mom.' Mom was a gentle, sweet person who always had a smile for everyone. Her family and friends will miss her terribly," her family said.
They also said she was well liked by her fellow employees.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her son, Robert F. Smith Jr. in 1998.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Robert Smith of Nikiski; daughter, Karen Barngrover of Kenai; sons, Calvin Barngrover of Nikiski, Jewel Bradford of Funny River, Joel Bradford of Wenatchee, Wash., and Rick Smith of Port Angeles, Wash.; and 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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