Peggy Byrn Green, 95, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at her home in Timpson.
Born December 21, 1915, to Benn Aline Bussey Byrn and William M. "Mike" Byrn, she grew up in Timpson, graduating from Timpson High School. She attended Mary Hardin-Baylor and Baylor University, where she met John Willard Green. Upon graduation, in 1935, she returned to Timpson to teach English at Timpson High School. She married John Green on December 18, 1936, and began the first of many relocations during his long career with Texaco. Upon his retirement in 1971 as Executive Vice-President of World-wide Sales for Texaco, they returned to Timpson, renovated Peggy's grandparents' Victorian home and enjoyed traveling and supporting local charities, especially the Timpson EMS and Volunteer Fire services, for which she was honored by the State of Texas in 2005. John predeceased Peggy in 1987. Peggy was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Peggy is survived by her daughter, Joan Green Jeffrey, of Liberty, Texas; her son, Mike Byrn Green of Alamosa, Colorado; her granddaughter, Julia Jeffrey Rathgeber and husband, Ross, of Austin, Texas; and two great-granddaughters whom she adored, Byrn Anne Rathgeber and Georgia Ann Jeffrey.
The family wishes to offer special thanks to the staff of Nurses Unlimited, especially Kimberly, Mary, Marla, Cathy, Angela, Mitchell, Peggy, and Cynthia; the staff of Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital and Dr. Richard Baker; Hospice of East Texas; Cindy Tate; Enrique Canada; and Timpson EMS.
For anyone wishing to join in her spirit of giving, donations may be made in her memory to the Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 492, or the Timpson Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 960, Timpson, Texas 75975.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at 10 am at Woodlawn Cemetery in Timpson, Texas, Dr. Josh Walters officiating.
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