Peggy J. Lloyd Putnam, 74, formerly of Twisp, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on March 10, 2014, at her home in Meridian, Idaho. Peggy suffered from frontotemporal dementia, a progressive and degenerative brain disease.
Peggy was the youngest of five children born to the late Roy and Nina Lloyd. She was born in Twisp and at a young age moved to Lower Bear Creek near Winthrop, where she graduated from Winthrop High School in 1957. In September of the same year, Peggy married Chet Putnam.
Peggy spent the early years of her marriage supporting Chet with his career and raising their three children. The family spent many wonderful years in different states in the northwest, including Alaska. Peggy drove school bus in the Methow Valley, McCall, Idaho, and Gilbert, Arizona. Peggy also worked side-by-side with her husband in creating and managing the Lake Shore Disposal Company in McCall, Idaho.
Peggy loved to travel. She and Chet went on countless adventures across the United States. Peggy loved the sun, the beach, her friends, and her family, and her many travels allowed her to regularly enjoy all four.
Peggy is survived by Chet, her husband of 57 years; daughter Karen Carey, her husband, Brian, and children Katie, Lori, Erik and Andrew; daughter Susan White, her husband, Bud, and their children Tawnya and Kyle; son Lloyd Putnam and his wife, Lori; and seven great-grand children. She was Nana to her adoring grandchildren and great-grand children and Auntie Pegs to many nieces and nephews with whom she shared many special memories. Her mother, father and four siblings — Mack, Don, Bud and her dearest sister, Lucy — preceded her in death.
There was a small memorial in Meridian, Idaho, on March 15. The family will have a graveside service at Beaver Creek cemetery in Twisp, followed by a celebration of Peggy’s life, on July 20. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to United Hospice of Meridian, Idaho, for their gracious support in Peggy’s final days. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration.