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Peggy Dean Abshire

December 24, 1942 ~ January 1, 2011

Peggy Dean Abshire, 68, of Moss Bluff, LA died at 10:45 PM on Saturday, January 1, 2011 in her residence.


Mrs. Abshire was born December 24, 1942 in Vidor, TX and has lived all of her life in the Moss Bluff / Westlake area. She was a graduate of Westlake High School and was the City Clerk for the City of Westlake from 1976 to 1990. Mrs. Abshire was a member of First Baptist Church of Westlake. To those she loved, Peggy will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; others will remember her for her wonderful cooking.


Mrs. Abshire is survived by her husband of twenty-six years, David A. Abshire of Moss Bluff; sons, Marshall Todd Garrettson of Milwaukee, WI and Matthew Trent Garrettson of Lake Charles; step-children, Sabrina Raun Abshire of Moss Bluff and Gavin David Abshire and wife Michelle Lee of Moss Bluff; sister, Jackie Marie McLellan of Lake Charles; brother, James Allen Whitmire and wife Rose Mary of Westlake, LA; sisters-in-law, Trevelyn Russo of Buna, TX and Barbara Tisdale of Bridge City, TX; grandchildren, Brennan, Tyler, Emma Belle, and Reese McKenzie Garrettson, and David Alexander, Leah Michelle, and Joy Alyse Abshire; along with numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and other family members.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Fletcher Whitmire and Alice Johnson McLellan.


Her funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM and continue on Tuesday from 8:00 AM until the start of the service.

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  1. As someone else recently said while describing Ms. Peggy,she is a true Southern Belle. Love and prayers for all of you…the rough road is over for her, she is now pain free and whole once more. Several of her friends are rejoicing at the pearly gates for they are together again…Daddy is I am sure…he thought the world of her.

  2. Dear Peggy. I want to thank you for the years you shared your family with me. For all those that don't know me. Peggy was my foster mother. She gave me my nickname Deanie and I've been using it ever since I lived there. I'm just realizing why she gave me that name!! I remember Christmas at her home was wonderful and I had never seen so many gifts and I have carried on that tradition in my family. I talked to her back in august and I'm so glad I did. I let her know what a wonderful inspiration she was to me and she got me on the right path because when I got into her home I was a lost lil girl. Thank you Peggy. I'm sure Matt and Todd will miss their mom. Their awesome mom!!'love Deanie. Your foster child.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss, Mrs Peggy was a sweet lady and always enjoyed seeing her at our store. i know she will be greatly missed.

  4. I didn't know Ms. Peggy so this is mostly for Todd, Matt, and Gavin. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are in my prayers. I really hate this for your family. I hope you lean on your loved ones to help you through the days ahead. Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in this time of sorrow. I hope to make it by the funeral home today but in the event this isn't possible I wanted to at least share a few words.

  5. I will miss you Aunt Peggy, you were a very special person to me I will never forget the times, talks, and laughs we shared. Cyndi.

  6. I worked with Peggy many years ago at Westlake City Hall and I thought the world of her! It's been many years since we've bumped into each other and I had no idea she was sick or that she had passed. My tears are for her happiness in Heaven, as well as our loss here on earth. I'm a better person for having known her.

  7. I'm so sorry I didn't go by and see Aunt Peggy when I was home in October. I had no idea how quickly time can change things. My thoughts and prayers are with David, Matt Todd. I would love to see you all and tell you my Peggy stories. She is loved and will be missed by so many. God Bless you Aunt Peggy…

  8. I've not visited with Mrs. Peggy in nearly 2 decades, but can remember her friendliness hospitality like it was yesterday. Her home on the lake was always filled with life, laughter smells of good cooking. Rest in Peace Mrs. Peggy.

  9. My aunt Peggy. You will be truly missed by everyone! I can remember when you use to highlight my hair for me. Fun times!!! I love you bunches!!

  10. She always lit up the room when she walked in. She stood tall with her morals when she knew she was right. My only wish was that she had run for Mayor during a time that Westlake would have embrassed a woman (person) with her values and character. She was truly a Great Lady, a mentor for many of us and will be missed by many. It was a blessing to have known her. May she rest in peace!


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