Peggy Irene (Gollehon) Humphreys
March 30, 1922 – March 3, 2016
Peggy Humphreys was 93 and a resident of Fountain since 1960. Peggy had gone with her daughter, Norma, to her daughter’s home in Plano, Texas when she became ill, had surgery and developed complications. Her precious and loving heart just wore out.
Peggy was born in Hamlin, Texas to Warren William and Sarah Lydia Greenway. She was the youngest of ten children. She had 5 sisters and 4 brothers. Her parents and siblings all preceded her in death. Her family moved to Borger, Texas her senior year. After high school Peggy worked for the phone company as an evening chief operator until she married in March, 1946. She had some favorite stories of some of the experiences there.
March 4, 1946 Peggy married Gerald Gollehon from Hereford, Texas. They were married in Clovis, New Mexico. While living in Hereford they had two daughters, Coretta and Norma.
In 1951, they moved from Hereford to the Black Forest area. Soon afterward they bought one of the Pring Ranches that is now part of the Air Force Academy.
They then moved to Cherry Valley which was in the southeast corner of Douglas County. Gerald ranched and Peggy drove a school bus several years before their third daughter, Penny, was born in 1958.
In 1960 they bought a place south of Fountain. Peggy was the first woman school bus driver for Fountain-Fort Carson School D8. She put in 22 years of driving a bus. She drove for Douglas County, D8, and retired from D3. She was a homemaker, at one time very active in the Fountain Riding and Roping Club and was a charter member of the Fountain Valley Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Fountain Valley Historical Society.
Her first husband passed away November 1978. Peggy then married Henry Humphrey of Plainview, Texas in 1982 and they resided in Fountain. Henry preceded her in death July 2011. Peggy loved to fish. She and Henry spent summers at Vallecito Reservoir at Bayfield, Colorado near Durango.
Peggy is survived by her three daughters: Coretta (John) Williams, Norma (Jim) Marshall, and Penny (Bob) Gibson; three grandchildren: Kimberlee, Kyle and Brandon; two great-grandchildren: Kara and Emma; and two step-children: Chuck (Eva Faye) and Karen. Peggy is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Peggy loved her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hamlin Ex-Students Association, P.O. Box 323, Hamlin, TX 79520 in memory of Peggy Irene Greenway, class of 1940, or the charity of your choice.