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Peggy Dean Hogan

Peggy Dean Hogan, 91, of Commerce passed away at her home on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

Peggy was born in Redwater, Texas, on February 7 , 1925, to Doni Goza Taylor and Sidney Gorman Taylor. She attended school in Redwater and graduated at the age of 16. She attended East Texas Teachers College in Commerce and graduated at the age of 19 with a degree in Home Economics and Chemistry. She married George Patrick Hogan in 1958.

She started teaching in Liberty Eylau, Texas. Peggy taught in Fannindel ISD and East Texas State University. She was the Home Economics teacher and High School Counselor at Commerce ISD. She formed Tri-County Special Education Cooperative in 1971 and served as Director of Special Education working with 11 Districts until she retired in January 1990 with 44 years experience . Peggy was one of only 3 Directors of Special Education in Texas when the Tri-County Coop was formed. She earned a bachelor degree and two master degrees from East Texas State University.

Peggy loved to dance and was an avid volleyball player. After her retirement, she did extensive traveling to Israel and all over the United States.

She is survived by her 3 daughters: Sharon Parrish Ash and husband David, Carla Clinton and Cathy Denton and husband Danny, sister Jenny Taylor Moore and husband Bryant; her nephew, John Moore and wife Kelly; her grandchildren: Amy Calhoun and husband Jeremie, Daniel Wade Denton and wife Stephonie; and, her great-grandchildren: Ethan Denton, Allie Denton, Stella Denton, Jaicey Rich and Adeline Calhoun.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pat Hogan; her brother, Murray Taylor; her sister-in-law, Emma Jean Taylor; and, her nephews: Bruce Moore and Jo Brent Moore.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Commerce with Rev. Krista Rasco officiating.

Serving as pallbearers are Fred Blohm, Jim Peek, Danny Shepphard, Mike Cardwell, Dick King and Mike King.

Committal services will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. at Redwater Cemetery in Maud, Texas.


Thursday, April 14, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Funeral Service

Friday, April 15, 2016
10:00 AM

First Presbyterian Church
1202 Monroe St.
Commerce, Texas 75428

Committal Service

Friday, April 15, 2016
2:30 PM

Redwater Cemetery
300-384 Cotton Ford Street
Maud, Texas 75567

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I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a kind and loving lady.

Pam Webb Apr 27 2016 12:00 AM

Girls, so sorry for your loss. Have found memories of sitting with your Mom.

Tina Zappa Apr 15 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Sharon, Cathy and Carla Peggy held a special place in my heart, I admired and respected her greatly. I am thankful for the memories I have, my family and I will miss her and no doubt think of her each time we drive past her home. Thank you for allowing us to be a very small part of Peggy's life for a short time. Please know we are thinking of you all at this time. Dedee and family

DeeDee Marshall and family Apr 14 2016 12:00 AM

Peggy you will be truly missed. Everytime I saw you, you would ask about Dustin. One classy lady! RIP my friend.

Jan Wright Apr 14 2016 12:00 AM

Cathy and all, I was so saddened to hear of your mother's passing. She was an amazing woman and will be missed. Prayers your way. Ruth Potts

Ruth Potts Apr 13 2016 12:00 AM

I thought Mrs. Peggy was a terrific lady. She gave me my second teaching job. I always looked up to her. God Bless her family.

Jo Ann (Johnson) Bayless Apr 13 2016 12:00 AM

Peggy was a great person with a heart of gold. She spent many many hours seeing that the needs of special needs children within the TriCounty Special Education Cooperative were met. All that knew Peggy had their lives enriched. RIP Peggy.

Fred G. Wilkerson Apr 13 2016 12:00 AM