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Margaret "Peggy" Bridston

Published Thursday, March 01, 2007

Margaret "Peggy" Bridston

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Margaret "Peggy" Bridston, age 75, passed away February 27th in Glenview, Illinois after a brave battle against cancer. Peggy, who was beloved by all who knew her, will be remembered fondly for her friendly smile and humble demeanor. Peggy and her husband Paul have resided the past twenty years on Big Bass Lake in Bemidji, Minnesota. Peggy, who was an artist, continued to paint in her later years, including selling paintings through Gallery North in Bemidji. She also enjoyed socializing with her Bemidji tennis group and hosting family and friends in her Big Bass Lake home. Peggy was born Margaret Weir Cullen on March 5, 1931 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was the second of four girls born to parents Deedie and Ronald Cullen. Peggy graduated from Central High School in Tulsa and attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman. She later transferred to Tulsa University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commercial Art. Peggy maintained strong relationships over the years with many of her Tulsa childhood friends. After graduation in 1954, Peggy moved to San Francisco with a friend and worked at a commercial art studio. She also worked at the Hunter's Point naval shipyard as an electrical engineering draftsman. One of her duties was helping with the refitting of the Bon Homme Richard aircraft carrier. In San Francisco, Peggy met her future husband, Paul Bridston, who was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. They married in Tulsa in 1955 and moved to Paul's hometown, Grand Forks, N. D., where they lived for 25 years. During her early years in Grand Forks, Peggy worked with Melberg Advertising as a designer of billboards and also worked for Roy Jones Printing. She was active in the Grand Forks community in other ways, including the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority remodeling committee, PEO and sponsoring houses for the annual Republican Christmas house tours. She also sang in the United Lutheran Church choir and belonged to two bridge clubs. In 1979, Peggy and Paul moved to Peggy's hometown, Tulsa, where they lived for eight years. In 1987, they moved full time into their Bemidji, Minnesota lake home. Peggy Bridston is survived by her husband of 51 years, Paul Bridston; their children: Peter, a bank executive in Minneapolis, and his wife, Karen; Sara Mikkelson, a dental hygienist in Minneapolis; and Becky Pontarelli, who lives in Glenview, Illinois along with husband Tim, an advertising executive with Leo Burnett Advertising, and their two children, Anna and Charlie. Peggy has two younger sisters in Houston, Texas, Mrs. Ann Powell and Betsy Cullen and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her older sister Carolyn Peddycoart and her parents. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday March 5th at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave. N., Bemidji, MN. She will be buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji. Please send memorials to: LUNGevity Foundation, 2421 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614, Phone: 773-281-LUNG, Fax: 773-281-6565, www.lungevity.com Text Size: A A A

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Thanks Ginny,

Memorial donations have been sent in her memory, but no return address for the acknowledgements. LUNGevity asked me if she was related to one of our members and if I could find an address....

Hopefully, one of our members will recognize this name.

thanks again

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