|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1930|
|Death: ||May 3, 1984|
Peggy was the daughter of Leland Larrimore Aiton and Vida Lucille Medcalf. At the time of her death, she was the mother of two surviving children and one son who died at three months of age. She studied law as a young woman, and was a veteran of the United States Army.
Following her years of enlistment in the Armed Forces, she subsequently worked in Civil Service until tragedy ended her career.
Peggy lost her sight circa 1974 due to a brain tumor which was diagnosed far too late. And though this ended her career in Civil Service, rehabilitation and hard work led her to re-enter the work force at Pensacola Naval Air Station as a Medical Transcriptionist.
Overcoming blindness, roughly 10 years later, she was diagnosed with Cancer (Lymphoma), and she passed away on May 3rd, 1984. Within hours after her death that night, we sat by the bay in heartbroken grief, and witnessed a star fall from the sky.
Peggy was a remarkable and vibrant woman of class, who, in spite of her own overwhelming trials and tribulations reached out to help others in her community.
In her final years, she was active as a Rape Crisis Counselor, and Suicide Prevention Hotline Counselor. The day she died, she was to have recieved an award for Volunteer of the Year.
A woman of extraordinary courage and strength, she set an example for all her knew her. Today, she is survived by two living children, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Her ashes were spread at sea in the Gulf of Mexico, as this was her expressed desire.
We love and miss you Mom, we will never forget you, and we are so proud to be your children. The circle will not be broken, and someday we will see you again.
Vida Lucille Medcalf Aiton (1903 - 1938)
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Created by: Kathleen
Record added: May 13, 2012
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