Obituary for Peggy "Ma" Pipkin
Peggy Sue “Ma/Maski” Pipkin, 71, a 44 year Malaga resident and
lifelong Central Washington resident, passed away on Saturday, March 10,
2018, at Central Washington Hospital.
She was born on September 26, 1946 at Manson, Washington, daughter
of Loy C. and Claudia Faye (Thompson) Bell. As a young child, she moved
with her family to Cashmere where she received her schooling. She met
Darold Abner Pipkin and they were married in Cashmere on February 1,
1963. She continued her schooling and graduated from Cashmere High
School in 1964. They made their home together in Cashmere until moving
their family to Malaga in the early 1970’s.
Peggy Sue raised her family and worked in the family orchard part time.
Later, she went to work at McDougall and Sons as a Fruit Packer and
later became a Packing Supervisor. After working at McDougall’s for over
20 years, she went to work in the Apparel Department at Fred Meyer. She
found her comfort in working in the Apparel Department and enjoyed
building relationships her customers and coworkers. She retired from Fred
Meyer on May 31, 2015.
Peggy Sue loved family reunions and any family activities that involved
her grandchildren. She enjoyed volunteering at Mission View Elementary
in her daughter’s classroom, summer, the sun, sunbathing, swimming,
boating, camping, and shopping. She cherished the times and trips to Las
Vegas with her sisters. If you were a close friend or family member, she
would always call and sing Happy Birthday, every year.
Peggy had a genuinely kind, compassionate heart. She greeted
everyone with a hug and a smile. She was a second mother to many
cousins and friends of the family. She made everyone feel important,
supported, and loved. She will truly be missed by all.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Darold A. Pipkin, Malaga;
her father, Loy C. Bell, Malaga; three children, Darold “Randy” (Phyllis)
Pipkin, Auburn, Dale Pipkin and his fiancé Jamie Williams, both of
Wenatchee and Tammy (Brad) Savage, Malaga; four siblings, Wanda (Pete)
Maxson, Malaga, Loy D. “Duane” (Kim) Bell, Malaga, Donnie Bell,
Aberdeen, WA and Carla R. (Randy) Davis, Yakima; eight grandchildren,
Taisha Pipkin and her fiancé Jason Dry, of Kirkland, Richie (Laila) Ader,
Everett, Drew Pipkin, Alexis Pipkin and Carlie Savage and her fiancé
Mason Jones all of East Wenatchee; Katie Savage and her fiancé Francisco
Andrade, Wenatchee, Conner Savage and Kameron Savage both of Malaga;
two great grandchildren, Aaliyah Pipkin, Wenatchee and Remani “Mani”
Abram East Wenatchee. She was preceded in death by her mother,
Claudia Faye Bell.
A Commemoration Service will be held on Saturday, March 17th at 1:00
at the Wenatchee First Assembly of God church, 1520 McKittrick Street,
Wenatchee, with Pastor Jerry Beebe officiating. A concluding service and
the interment will follow at the Sunnyslope Cemetery. Visitation will be at
Heritage Memorial Chapel on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. You are invited to
visit her tribute online at www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com and leave a
memory. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East