Peggy Jo Rector, 80, of Rangely, CO, passed away in her home on July 2, 2019. Peggy was born May 31, 1939, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to Robert and Opal Lyle. She is survived by her sister Shirley McMullen of Blue Springs, MO, son Jeff and daughter in-law Rebecca Rector of Rangely, her daughter LeaAnne Maloney (Rector) of Denver; brother in-law Jay (Babe) Rector and sister in-law Mary Sue Rector; three grandchildren - Kasey Schuerman of Greencastle, IN, Brian Rector of Rangely, Justin Maloney of Greeley; and three great grandchildren – Logan & Laynee Emhovick of Texas and Hunter Schuerman of Indiana, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Peggy was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years Carl B. Rector, grandson Keenan Lyle Emhovick, parents Robert and Opal Lyle, brother Jerry Lyle, brother in-law Joe McMullen, parents in-law Jay and Stella Rector, and sister in-law Carol Ann Sommermeyer (Rector).
Peggy made Rangely her home in 1962 and left her mark on the town and the western slope of Colorado by her service in city, county and state government. Her voluntary participation with numerous local, state and national boards, committees, and groups impacted the citizens of Colorado in a powerful way. Her awards and achievements are too many to mention but the bottom line is that she was one of Rangely’s biggest fans and advocated for any cause to better the community and the lives of those around her. Her absence will be felt for years to come.
Funeral services will be held at the Christian Church, 501 Darius Ave., Rangely, CO, on July 12, 2019, at 11:00am, with visitation from 9:45-10:45. Interment will be in the Rangely Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Peggy J. Rector’s name to CNCC Foundation, 500 Kennedy Dr., Rangely, CO 81648, or http://weblink.donorperfect.com/support_cncc.
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