After a courageous fight against cancer, Peggy went home to her Savior. Peggy was born in Newburg Oregon to Earl and Dorothy Martin Tuning February 19, 1947.
Peggy graduated from Greenleaf Friends Academy in 1965.
Peggy married Dean Littlefield in October of 1969. They had two girls Michaela and Amy. They celebrated their 50th wedding Anniversary last October. Their favorite thing to do together was camping. They have traveled through-out the west in their trailer house.
They started their own Excavation business and Peggy took care of all the billing and financial book work for the business. She also worked along-side Dean. All while being a stay-at-home mom.
Family time was spent camping, fishing, and motorcycle riding. Peggy rode her own dirt bike and was proud of the fact that she was able to keep up with the boys. She truly just enjoyed being outside. Gardening, mowing the yard, and later just simply sitting in the sunshine made her happy. She was an avid reader. She enjoyed bowling and was part of a bowling league for years when she was younger.
After Nathan’s Greenleaf Café was opened in 2015, Peggy decided to try being a waitress. She did a wonderful job and truly enjoyed coming into work. She reconnected with many people that she had gone to school with and extended family she hadn’t seen in a long time. She was a favorite of many of the patrons and was even told by one that “She was the Sunshine in the Café.”
She is preceded in death by her father Earl Tuning and Stepfather August Koch. Her brothers in law Bob, Dave, and John Littlefield. Stepson Tim Littlefield and nieces Terri and Sunny Littlefield.
She is survived by her mother Dorothy Tuning Koch, sister Pat Hogan, brother John Tuning and their families. Her oldest daughter Michaela (Nathan) Daniels and her children Aspen (Cody)Quenzer, Reid Daniels and a great grandson Weston Quenzer. Her youngest daughter Amy Watson and her children Isabelle and Grady Watson.
Peggy’s will and strength helped her fight cancer for the last two and half years and she truly inspired others with her positive attitude through all of it. She kept active up until the very end and she never lost her faith. Peggy’s favorite bible verse was Jeremiah 29:11: ‘For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’
“The soul takes flight to the world that is invisible and upon arriving she is sure of bliss, and forever dwells in paradise.”
A Celebration of Peggy’s life will be held May 3rd at 10:00 at the Caldwell Friends Church with a reception to follow at the Greenleaf Community Center.
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