Obituary: Peggy O’Neil Duncan

Peggy O’Neil Duncan, a resident of Gasquet, Calif., died July 26, 2016 in a tragic car accident.

Peggy was born April 8, 1956 in Arcata. She was a graduate of McKinleyville High School. She graduated from Humboldt State University in Arcata, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Masters Degree in Education. She had worked for Del Norte County Social Services in Crescent City.

PeggyPeggy was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Crescent City. She served as a youth leader for several years and often performed in a musical trio at the church. She loved music of all kinds and had a beautiful singing voice.

Peggy was a skilled seamstress, quilter and cross-stitcher. She enjoyed gardening and was happiest living in the country, surrounded by nature.

Peggy was a loving sister and aunt, and a good friend to many. She will be missed.

Peggy is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Marilyn and Wayne Dobberstein of Red Bluff, her brother John O’Neil of Crescent City and her brother and sister-in-law George and Lindy Berry of Bend, Ore., as well as several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her little dog, Lucy, who she would be happy to know has found a loving home.

Peggy was preceded in death by her father and mother, Clarence and Marian O’Neil; a brother, James O’Neil; and sisters Joan Berry and Dolores Schuhow.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Arcata.

Donations in Peggy’s memory may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Youth Group, 319 E St., Crescent City, CA  95531, or to the Gasquet Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 85, Gasquet, CA  95543.

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