Stallman family from Oldenberg, Germany to Iowa and South Dakota
Parents: Albert and Ann
Siblings:Frances Barbara Pegge, Sandy and Eddie
Marshall and Peggy Stallman ~Smith
Revised Friday, 23 July 2010
My story about Pegge .... before she sent her's in, so I'm choosing to leave both in. barbara
Pegge was born with two strawberry birthmarks, one on an
upper cheek and the other on a lower cheek. Can't tell you
about the lower one,
but the upper one has pretty much faded away. No longer red. She also had one
eye that was bound
and determined to cross and wore her first eyeglasses when
she was under a year old. When you see a group of people in a
can't make out just who is whom ... the one with her little hand over her eye
will be Pegge.
After returning to the states they, lived at Farmington before purchasing land near Etoile, TX where she lived until her passing Jan. 14, 2008.
Pegge was such a love and a true Stallman! She was a working fool and from day one, was the main force in her household ... in charge of it all ... She loved her husband and family completely. Such a good grandmother and caretaker for Marshall. Her main goal in life was to eventually get off the acreage and back "home" to Farmington. 2007 found them in Farmington for an unplanned extended stay (with Marshall's mother) of about three weeks. When they returned home, she wrote in her journal that she never thought she would be happy to see Texas again, but was so happy to be back home and was never going to leave!
Two of their grandchildren had graduated and the third had moved to Fort Worth to be with her mother. Life was good ... they had put their Farmington property on the market. She was giving their home a facelift, had a wonderful Christmas that included a phone call from their ex-son-in-law and grandchildren who live in Bahrain, and to top it all off ... she finally got the little red wagon she had always wanted! Then, they planned on traveling and enjoying the rest of their lives together. Sadly, that was not to be. Her heart attack hit Jan. 8, 2008, as she was taking the decorations from the Christmas tree at the Senior Citizen's Center at Etoile. Pegge passed away in Nacogdoches, TX from the heart attack.
Pegge's side ...
sent this to me in 2007 for inclusion in our Stallman family history. barbara
January 8, 2008, as the ladies were taking the Christmas decorations down at the senior citizen's center in Etoile, TX, Pegge had another heart attack and passed away at the hospital in Nacogdoches, TX Jan. 14, 2008. She has left a major hole in all of our hearts and is missed terribly. There will never be another Pegge ... What a life she lived and she and Marshall lived their lives to the fullest, full steam ahead. January, 2009, Marshall is in a nursing home in Fort Worth, TX to be near his daughter and three grandchildren and is doing fine now that someone is controlling his meds and monitoring him for strokes. barbara
January, 2010 - Marshall now lives in an assisted living facility in a nice big room and has many of his and Pegge's mementoes around him and on his walls. He is doing much better (Parkinson's) and once more his meds straightened out. It is so good to talk to him on the phone and have him be the Marshall we all know and love. He just got a new computer and is on Facebook so he can keep up with everyone and we can all keep up with him. This is a good thing.
In June, 2010, Marshall will bring half of her ashes to Reliance to be near her parents (Albert is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery and Ann's ashes have been scattered on Medicine Butte near where she was born). The remainder will be scattered in Farmington, NM near their infant son.
PEGGE STALLMAN-SMITH Jan 26, 1943 - Jan. 14, 2008
Pegge Smith, Etoile, Texas, formerly of Reliance, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, TX following complications from a heart attack. Funeral services were held at Laird Funeral Home in Nacogdoches Friday, Jan. 18.
Pegge Louise Stallman was born Jan. 26, 1943, in Chamberlain, Brule County, SD, to Albert and Anna Kathryn Black-Stallman of Reliance. She was baptized at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Reliance.
Pegge attended North Cooper and Reliance Consolidate School , then Chamberlain School after moving to Chamberlain where she worked for the Moleseed and Geddes families. She moved to Kadoka with the Geddeses.
In 1959, Pegge went to Farmington, NM to be near her mother and sisters, Frances and Barbara. There, she received her GED and later graduated from San Juan Beauty College in Farmington.
Pegge married Marshall Wayne Smith Dec. 16, 1960, in Farmington. They lived in Houston, TX until 1969 and the family moved back to Farmington where she owned and operated a very lucrative employment office. October of 1979, Marshall went to work in the oilfields of Algeria. The family moved to Palma de Malorca, Spain in January of 1980, with the Mediterranean Sea as their front yard. They lived in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, celebrating their 20th anniversary in Paris and their 24th in London. Their daughters were schooled in Spain. The family returned to Farmington in 1987.
Pegge and Marshall moved to an acreage near Etoile, TX in 1994 and in 1997, they adopted three of their grandchildren. She worked at Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches until she developed an eye infection and became legally blind by 1998. She had a cornea transplant in December of 2002, which restored her vision in 2003. A line from her web page states, "I had a major heart attack in March of this year, but healed and recovered very quickly. We are looking forward to the last of the kids graduating in 2008 and we can start doing some traveling."
Pegge is survived by her husband at home in Etoile, two daughters: Michele (Randy) Bradberry, Fort Worth, TX., and Marsha Al Sisi, Las Vegas, NV; and six grandchildren: Marshall Jose "M. J"., Nacogdoches, Ines "Ness" and Joseph Smith, Fort Worth, Naquita Al Sisi, Sami Al Sisi and Salmon Al Sisi, Bahrain, Spain; four sisters: Frances King, OKC, OK, Barbara (Ed) Speck, Oacoma, Sandy Foxwell and Karel Cordry,Farmington; and one brother, Ed (Diane) Stallman, Hempstead, TX.
Her infant son, Marshall Wayne, Jr., and her parents, Albert Stallman (1962) and Ann Stallman-Cordry (2006), Farmington, preceded her in death.
Her cremains will be buried at a later date.
June 18.2010 - Our Stallman Centennial reunion was held July 19-20 at Reliance, SD. Clem and Anna Schelle-Stallman came to Lyman County in May of 1910 and are buried in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery north of Reliance as are their children: Paul, Victoria, Albert, Raymond, and Henry and Katy (Thelen). Pegge's husband Marshall brought her ashes to Reliance. Some were scattered on Albert's plot and the remainder were scattered from Medicine Butte north of the cemetery as were her mother's (near where Ann was born).
From her personal family web site
From Pegge's blog - We live in a very small community, Etoile, Texas,
which is in Deep East Texas where all of the bugs on earth live. We have lived
here for the past 12 years. Prior to that we lived in Farmington, New Mexico
and/or Houston. From 1979 - 1986 we lived abroad, first in Palma de Mallorca
Spain, then in Bahrain (Arabian Gulf). Marshall was employed by Parker Drilling
Company while in Spain (worked in Algeria) ... then CMC Oilfield Services in
Saudi and Bahrain ..... So if you ever worked or lived there ... we would love
to hear from you.
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