Peggy Lynn Reinstra Olcott: Aug. 8, 1950 – May 27, 2020

Peggy Lynn Reinstra Olcott was born Aug. 8, 1950, in Oak Harbor, Wash., to Helen and Bernardus Reinstra with siblings Richard Tuller, Patti Reinstra Keller, Rodger Reinstra, Mary (Reinstra) Melanson, and Robert (Butch) Reinstra. She lived in Oak Harbor until her adult life.

She married Harold Olcott on Feb. 14, 1976, and they lived in Corvallis, Ore., where they raised their young family.

Her favorite childhood memory was going to the Roller Barn in Oak Harbor, and she was always happy being around skating. She worked as a manager at Lake Park Roller Rink in Corvallis and as a care provider. With her three children, Jill, Jan, and Gary, the family enjoyed going camping and outings to the beach. Peggy was involved with the girls’ Camp Fire and Brownie troops and loved watching Gary speed skating and playing football. She enjoyed arts and crafts, sewing most of her girls’ clothes when they were little. She cherished being “G-ma” to her grandchildren.

Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, (Richard), and her son, Gary Lee Klopfenstein, Jr. (with second husband Gary Lee Klopfenstein, Sr.).

She is survived by daughters, Jill Kilwien and Jan Payne (with first husband Joseph Overall), and leaves eight grandchildren, Jeffrey Payne, Cody Brown, Tyler Klopfenstein, Trenton Klopfenstein, Madison Klopfenstein, Eathan Klopfenstein, Stephanie Kilwien, and Sarah Palma, and six great-grandchildren.

McHenry Funeral Home is providing funeral arrangements. Peggy’s ashes will be scattered on Whidbey Island, Wash.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in her name to Evergreen Hospice House. The family appreciates their great care during Mom’s final days.

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