Margaret “Peggy” Reeves, age 95, of Bellingham passed away peacefully on her journey to heaven to be with her Heavenly Father and reunite with her husband, Gil and many loved ones. She was surrounded by her family, Sunday, June 26, 2022 with singing of hymns and prayers. Peggy was born to parents Edwin and Margery (Tavener) Cook in Victoria B.C. Canada. She graduated from Victoria high school where she enjoyed swimming, dancing and going to the beach. Peggy met her future husband, Gil, when she made a brief trip to Seattle, WA with a friend when they decided to go to the Trianon Ballroom. The dancing and romancing began. They were married in Nov. 8, 1947 and enjoyed 68 years together. They have 4 children, Patricia (Michael), Jeannie (Alan), Margery (Bruce) and Randy; 5 grandchildren: David, Dan (Britt), Hannah (Josh), Uriah (Marissa), Candace and 4 great grandchildren, Sam, Eden, James and Brynn Rose; Her beloved brother passed in 2020 and left behind her sister-in-law Beverly Cook and her children, Gary (Cynthia), Debbie (Doug) and Norm (April) and their families. Peggy loved family gatherings at her home. She witnessed to so many friends and family her love of the Lord. In earlier years she hosted Good News Clubs and Five Day Clubs for kids. She was a leader for Pioneer Girls and enjoyed many Bible Studies over the course of her life right up to age 92. She worked at Geneva Church for several years and then volunteered. Mom and dad bought river property in Eastern WA in the 70s. They invited many friends and family members there and especially loved having their grandchildren enjoy the camping experience. A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Spring Creek Bible Church with Pastor Steve Balvanz officiating. Her family would like to give her Hospice Team a special thank you.
PRAYER FOR THE AUTUMN YEARS
LORD, now that I've reached my autumn years and my pace is considerably slower, please don't let me become pessimistic and wither on the vine.
Remind me that (if it's YOUR will) I have miles of journey left, and I need to give it my very best.
THANKS FOR THE SWEET MEMORIES OF springs and summers lived, but don't let me dwell on the past and neglect the present. HELP me to welcome life's challenges and make new memories daily.
Steer me away from self-pity. HELP me to understand that life may be more difficult from now on. Remind me daily that all things work together for my good, to be thankful for every blessing, and that you're in charge instead of ME.
Wrinkles covered my face when I wasn't looking. Don't let them creep into my heart, for there I feel young and able to move mountains. Increase my faith in Your goodness and mercy. Give me a deeper love for YOU and others, and the desire to make what's left of my life count for Your service.
Though mature in years, I still have lots to learn. Help me with priorities, Lord. Give me the courage to say "NO" to things that serve no useful purpose, and "YES" when You think it best.
I know years won't make me old, but my attitude will. Let the fruit of the Spirit be the framework for my life in days to come. Help me to be optimistic, keep a childlike sense of wonder, and welcome each new day with thanksgiving.
Remind me, in this autumn season of my life, that as long as I walk hand-in hand with YOU, my age is a most wonderful age to be.