Margaret (Peg) Hoeppner: 1920 – 2013 | Passages

Margaret (Peg) Hoeppner passed away peacefully at home on April 5, 2013. She lived a long and adventurous life.

Peg was born in East Lansing, Mich. in 1920 to Walter and May Jones; she was one of five Jones girls. She spent most of her school years in southwest Virginia and was valedictorian of her high school.

She received an academic/sports scholarship to Milligan College in Johnson City, Tenn., and after two years transferred to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. to complete her home economics and teaching degree. Her first teaching job was in Richlands, Va., where she met her first husband, Burdette Givens, a veterinarian.

They had three children: Craig, Peggy, and Carol. Burdette died in 1962.

Peg returned to James Madison University to earn her Masters Degree in counseling, and subsequently moved to Alexandria, Va. to be a high school guidance counselor.

Through her eldest sister, Peg met Fred Hoeppner, who moved to the San Juan Islands after his retirement from the Navy. Peg and Fred married October, 1972, in Virginia, and their adventures began.

The first year they spent traveling, skiing, and starting to build their home on Mitchell Bay. Peg was very active in the community and church: Medical Guild, Power Squadron, Yacht Club, Sailing Club, Presbyterian Church, Investment Club, Neighborhood Book Club, and playing bridge with friends.

Peg is preceded in death by her first husband Burdette Givens, sister Jean Patch, daughter Margaret (Peggy) Swan, and her second husband, Fred Hoeppner.

She is survived by her son Craig Givens and his wife Betsy Gregory, daughter Carol Krohn and her husband David, and granddaughter Andrea, grandson Court Swan and his wife Jane, along with great grandson Will, and grandson Wes Swan, her sisters Ethel Caraway, Ruth Taylor, and Betty Ann Sheets.

A Memorial Service for Peg will be held at the Presbyterian Church on Spring Street in Friday Harbor, Saturday, June 29, at 10:30 a.m.

Peg’s family would like to thank her wonderful neighbors for their love and support over the years and her caregiving staff for their compassion in her last years.

— Family of Peg Hoeppner