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“I met Peggy about 10 years ago while serving on the Chamber board. We continued our friendship ever since. Peggy was always fun to be around. I will...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Ladd - Des Moines, IA

“Have always had warm thoughts anytime I would think of Peggy and will continue to do so. We met while singing karaoke in Dallas TX. Those were such...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Janie Mansfield - Quinlan, TX

“Prayers for peace to family. Peggy will be missed. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Janie Mansfield - Quinlan, TX

“Peggy was an amazing person and friend. I met her when she moved back to Des Moines. Her sister, Sherree, introduced us. Sherree and I knew each...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Rhonda Kirkpatrick - IA - friend

“I was a 1968 classmate. I remember her fondly. She will be missed. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Harry Quinn - Des Moines, IA

“I and Accent Neighborhood wish to express our condolences to the family. Peggy was foremost in helping the neighborhood return with a passion we...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: KEVIN S MARKEN MARKEN - IA

“Thinking of family & friends at this time. May you find comfort in a life that has been well lived. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Peggy was an amazing person and friend. I met her when she moved back to Des Moines. Her sister, Sherree, introduced us. Sherree and I knew each...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Rhonda Kirkpatrick - Des Moines, IA

“Peg was a dear friend whom I have known since grade school and was fortunate enough to stay in contact with throughout the years. She even worked...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Monica Hyland - Clive, IA

“I had known Peggy for a short time. The times spent with her were enjoyable. She was a very talented lady. I'm so sorry for her sudden illness.Peggy...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Georgette Schutte - Dsm, IA

“I'm so sorry to hear of Peggy's passing. I worked with her back in the early 80's. We had fun and did a lot of dancing. Such great memories. RIP,...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Megan Pugh - Waukee, IA - Friend

“Rest in Peace My Friend.Que En Paz Descanses Amiga... ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Sergio Castro - Escondido, CA


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Peggy Sue Hoover Patrick passed away peacefully on Saturday January 18, 2020 at Taylor House Hospice. The family looks forward to meeting many more of Peggy's friends at her Celebration of Life Service on Saturday January 25th, 11 am, at the Elks Lodge, 5420 NE 12th Ave, Pleasant Hill. (Enter the building in the back) A buffet lunch will be available for the afternoon and at 11:30 we will begin a Time of Sharing so think of your best stories or inspirations about Peggy!
She was born June 7, 1950 in Ottumwa, Iowa but grew up in Des Moines. Peggy had careers in the legal field in Des Moines, Dallas Texas, and San Jose California before returning home to Des Moines in 2009. At home again, Peggy quickly became involved in local activities and non-profits. She worked for the East-South Des Moines Chamber, Des Moines Choral Society, volunteered for numerous non- profits such as the Palmer-Ellefson Free Clinic, Des Moines Sister Cities Commission, neighborhood associations, and local politicians. She was a genealogist and helped many people trace their ancestry through her business Roots Find and was active with her East High Class of 1968 and still had so many close friends from her class that she knew since grade school.
Peggy is survived by her son Ryan Finn, granddaughter Leona, her mother Bev Hoover, siblings Randy Hoover, Tim (Barb) Hoover, and Sherree (Rick) Adams as well as many nieces and nephews who recall such good times with her when they would visit her in Texas and California. Peggy was preceded in death by her father Rex Hoover.
Peggy is remembered by a wealth of friends many of whom were so helpful to her and her family until the end. They are so appreciated and are certainly East High Angels!
Memorials may be given to Taylor House Hospice in care of the Patient Compassion Fund, or to the East High Class of 1968 Scholarship Endowment Fund. The Scholarship Fund was special to Peggy and Taylor House provided excellent and compassionate care.