Peggy (Hailey) Pineau-Caughron passed away in the company of her children and family at her home on Thursday, September 20, 2018 after losing her battle with cancer.
Family will receive friends on Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home in McAlester. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Brumley-Mills Chapel in McAlester with Dr. James Crowson officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Memorial Park in McAlester.
Born to Rufus and Mary “Sally” Dye-Hailey on November 16, 1927. She was the spouse of Gerard Pineau and raised three children, Mary Ester, Eugenie Kathryn and Gerard Emile, Jr. He preceded her in death in 1974. She later married William Caughron and he preceded her in death in 1991.
She worked as the Administrator of the Lunch Program at St. John’s Catholic School in McAlester and later transferred to the McAlester Public School lunch program. She volunteered at the First Christian Church Soup Kitchen. She was a lifelong resident of McAlester and enjoyed crafting and winning an award for her handmade dolls. She was also a collector of dolls. She loved her plants and flowers and took great pride in her yard.
She took up camping at the age of 80 and was a caregiver for her mother “Sally” until she passed. She loved her family and took great joy in seeing them.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary “Suzie” Ester Dominic and spouse Bill from Sallisaw, OK, daughter, Eugenie “Genie” Kathryn Cox and spouse Jerry from McAlester, son, Gerard “Gerry” Emile Pineau and spouse Fiona from Firestone, CO; thirteen grandchildren, thirty-eight great-grandchildren and twelve great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, Gerard Pineau and second spouse, Bill Caughron; siblings, Jim Hailey, John Hailey, Joe Hailey, Sadie Becker, Ida Day and Robert Hailey.
She was a shining light to all who knew her and her legacy will live on through her family. She was much loved.
Active pallbearers will be Brandon Speaks, Adam Speaks, Collier Voelkel, Austin Gore, Brody Gore and Alec Dominic. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Hailey, Joe Henry, James Caughron and Alex Becker, Jr.
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