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 Peggy Pauline “Puggy” <I>Hess-Corum</I> Kirk

Peggy Pauline “Puggy” Hess-Corum Kirk

Birth
Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
Death 12 Oct 2012 (aged 85)
Grays Harbor County, Washington, USA
Burial Montesano, Grays Harbor County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 131652403 · View Source
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Peggy was born Peggy Hess; daughter of Samuel M. Hess and Beatrice Ruby Ackerlund Hess. Grover C Corum was her step-father.


Peggy Kirk (Puggy)

Our Beloved and Cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother of many, Peggy Kirk (Puggy) was called home by our Lord Jesus, with whom she dedicated her life and career, peacefully in the comfort of her own bed at home with her husband at her side on October 12, 2012.

Peggy's life began in Everett, Washington on May 20, 1927. She grew up in Medford, Oregon with her parents Grover and Bea Corum, and her two siblings Jim and Dick Corum. Peggy was the wife of James Kirk, her husband of 43 years; and the mother of Tony, John, Heidi, Paul, Grace, Kristina, Cheryl, and Lynnell.

Peggy's educational accomplishments include Medford High School with honors, Northwest Bible College , B.A. Suma Cum Laude, B.A. in Counseling, Masters Degree in Practical Theology, Doctor of Biblical Literature and family counseling: Divinity School of Practical Theology in Evansville, Ind. GPA 4.0 with honors.

Peggy Kirk, a northwest marriage and family counselor, musician, and award-winning writer, has recently taught watercolor art at Grays Harbor. Along with her counseling, Peggy published a column "Grandma's Cupboard" in the Ocean Shores Journal. Her next writing adventure she became a columnist for "The Vidette" newspaper in Montesano, Wash. Peggy and her husband, Jim, were also known to be political activists which included being Charter Members of the State Board for the Christian Coalition in the State of Washington. Peggy was on-call as a counselor for Hearts and Hands Pregnancy Center, along with the Professional Resources of Celebrate Life Incorporated.

Peggy Kirk has won many prestigious art awards. She has illustrated magazine covers and booklets, and has paintings hanging in the Galleria d'Arce, Venice, Italy, Waterloobay, Bredon Teewkesbury Glos., England. A watercolor painting was chosen by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce to presented to His Excellency, Gustav Petricciol, Ambassador of Mexico in 1991.

Peggy's true love and dedication to our Lord, patriotism for our country, and her love for the fellow man, opened her home to anyone interested in furthering their biblical knowledge by attending the bible classes therein. Another contribution to the local area was free instruction of watercolor lessons. Her grateful students who have grown to love and respect Peggy, consisted of beginning and advanced artists. Peggy was the recipient of prestigious awards. The Golden Key award by the Master of Divinity School. The Dream of Peace award from the Ocean Shores Lion Club. The Theodore N. Vail Medal in 1948 for self sacrificing her own safety to save others during the Bamport flood in Bamport, Ore. Many lives were saved when Peggy and a co-worker stayed behind the Exodus to continually alert people to leave the area and barely made it out on time to escape from the oncoming flood waters. Certificate of Ministerial License "Denomination of The Gospel Ministry".

Peggy put to use her Minor Degree in Music obtained from Sacramento State College, she taught piano, organ, and accordion. As an accomplished musician she started teaching lessons from her home. Through out Peggy's life she has directed many choirs, and helped build choirs. Jim and Peggy are accredited with establishing the first Cantata in Ocean Shores.

With all the above accomplishments, people who knew Peggy, could not help but admire one of her most admirable qualities of "Humility". Example: one of her many ministries was to create and handmake "get well" cards and send to people in need of support without identifying herself as the sender. Hand crocheted afghans were handled in the same manner. By not claiming her personal recognition, Peggy gave all credit to her Lord Jesus.

As a young girl, Peggy had polio and was unable to walk. Doctors said she would never walk again. Friends and family prayed for her and one day, she felt the need to walk to a tree in the family yard and she did. From then on, her ability to walk continued to improve.

A service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Montesano Presbyterian Church.


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  • Created by: Thomas Moak
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131652403
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peggy Pauline “Puggy” Hess-Corum Kirk (20 May 1927–12 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131652403, citing Wynoochee Cemetery, Montesano, Grays Harbor County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Thomas Moak (contributor 47512799) .