|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1945|
|Death: ||Sep. 10, 2011|
~ "Remember Annette and Smile" ~
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Annette Peckham Hallonquist
Annette Peckham Hallonquist, age 65, was born December 3, 1945, to M.O. Peckham and Doris Peckham.. Annette passed away Friday night, September 9, 2011 at 11:45 pm at her son's home, with both of her children by her side, (although, the official date is September 10, 2011). She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Marvin "Dink" Hallonquist.
~~~Happy Memories of Annette~~~
Annette was a loving and very caring mother, sister, aunt, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend. She owned her own beauty shop in the early 70's and worked various other jobs through the years. She was never one to be idle. She was always busy and loved to work in her yard. Her house was always spotless and so was her yard.
Annette was an awesome cook and baking was her favorite. Our family loved to sit down at her table for a family meal. Everything she cooked was delicious!
Annette kept a bowl on her kitchen table that she kept filled with different candy for each of us. The bowl was never empty of my favorite candy...Kraft caramels. She always thought of each of us.
Annette prayed for each of us every day. She would do anything she could to help any one of us. She loved her family and we loved her.
Annette was a good Mother. She was deeply devoted to both of her children. She was as gentle as a kitten, unless she thought somebody mistreated one of them.
Through the years, I watched Annette care for both her parents and for her husband, Marvin. Family was everything to her. After Marvin had the stroke, she took time off from work, and cared for him at home. She made his life as comfortable as she could. The last 10 months after the stroke were 10 of the most special and precious months of our lives. We still had our family gatherings every Sunday, and we all worked hard to finish the house that Marvin and Annette began building before he had the stroke. Sadly, Marvin died before the house was completed. Annette spent the last 9 years of her life living there, and she enjoyed it so much. She loved sitting on the front porch, and watching the ducks and geese on the 7 acrea pond that Marvin and his brother built. She had the most beautiful view any season of the year.
Annette was a good person with a loving and caring heart, and she left this world knowing she was deeply loved by her children and family. We love and miss her so much. We speak of her every day.
Losing Annette taught us how brief and precious life is, and how we always need to love one another and be there for each other. We will love, miss and honor Annette's memory for as long as we live.
"The Day God Called You Home"
God looked around his garden
and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this earth
and saw your loving face.
He put his arms around you
and lifted you to rest.
His garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain.
And he knew that you would
never get well on earth again.
He saw your path was difficult,
He closed your tired eyes,
He whispered to you" Peace be thine"
and gave you wings to fly.
When we saw you sleeping
so calm and free of pain,
we would not wish you back to earth
to suffer once again.
You've left us precious memories,
your love will be our guide,
you live on through us,
you're always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
on the day God called you home.
Our lives go on without you but nothing is the same. We have tried to hide our heartaches when someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that loved you. Silent the tears that fall. Living our lives without you is the hardest part of all. You did so many things for us, your heart was kind and true, and when we needed someone we could always count on you. The special years will not return when we were all together, but with the love within our hearts you will walk with us forever.
Melton Oddie Peckham (1918 - 1998)
Thelma Doris Clark Peckham (1920 - 1993)
Marvin Hallonquist (1942 - 2001)*
Jackie Lee Peckham (1938 - 1940)*
Annette Peckham Hallonquist (1945 - 2011)
Created by: AnnetteH
Record added: Aug 02, 2012
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