Martha Peacock Waggoner died peacefully in her sleep March 3, 2003; she was 86. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Al, her brother Joe and sister Marge. She is survived by her six children, Alan, Michael, David, John, Paul and Debbie McDonald and their spouses Tanya, Cindy, PJ, Janet, Linda and Sean, 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Martha was born March 1, 1917 in Chicago to Florence and Joseph Peacock. She was graduated from the University of Illinois where she met Al Waggoner and married him in 1939. They moved to Richland in 1948 where they raised their family. In 1981 they moved to Sierra on Whidbey Island. After a stroke in 1991, Al was Martha’s loving caregiver until her needs grew beyond his strength and she moved to Careage where she was sustained by the caring staff and frequent family visits.
Martha was an active member of her churches in Richland and Coupeville. She was a member of the bridge club. She loved to read history and mysteries and graded senior English papers. She knit many sweaters and mittens for her children and grandchildren and was active in their lives. She raised orchids, African violets, roses and painted.
A memorial service will be held at Coupeville United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 15, at 3 p.m. Memorials may be made to Careage Employee Council, PO Box 1140, Coupeville WA 98239 or United Methodist Women, PO Box 566, Coupeville WA 98239.