Virginia LeTulle Peden, 82, of Bay City died
September 10, 2000 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City. She
was born August 29, 1918 to the late John James and Katherine Beach
Mrs. Peden was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a
long-time resident of Bay City. Her notable contributions to the
community began in 1939 when she organized and led Girl Scout Troop
#1 of Bay City and served as the Commissioner of Bay City Girl
Scouts from 1944 to 1948. She was a charter member of the Bay City
Study Club, which began in 1947, and the Bay City Junior Service
League, which began in 1959. From 1952 until 1975, she devoted her
life to educating children at the Peden School. She will be
remembered and missed by all those whose lives she touched.
Survivors include husband of 61 years, Robert F. Peden, Jr. of Bay
City; her sisters Jean Anderson, Hattie Ziegenhals and Juanita
Matthes of Bay City and Ida Mae Taylor of Rockport, Texas, and
numerous nieces, nephews, and godchildren.
Funeral Services will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at
the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Sam Steele officiating.
Interment will be at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers include Marc
Harrington, Scott Peden, Phil Peden, Jr., Jim Matthes, James Lee
Ziegenhals and Rusty Green. Honorary pallbearers are to be Louis
Ziegenhals, Bruce Ziegenhals, Richard Taylor, Don Haley, Johnny
LeTulle and Marc Landrum.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A00011A2000SP12
The Daily Tribune, Tuesday, September 12, 2000
Graduation, May Fete For Peden School Held
Ceremonies concerning graduation and a May Fete
were held Thursday night at the high school gymnasium for members of
the Virginia L. Peden School of Bay City. About 24 first graders and
30 kindergarten members were honored in the ceremony.
The program included a variety of events, all
based on the royal theme as Rugeley Bachman, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Bachman, was crowned King, and Cathryn Sparks, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Sparks was crowned Queen.
Prince and princess of the kindergarten were
Patricia Reading and Allen Green and the duke and duchess were
Jolane Evatt and Gary Yates.
The pince and princess of the first grade were
Helen Harper and Robin Hood, while the uke and duchess were Kathleen
Barrett and Dikki Mac Stanley.
Teachers of the school include Virginia Peden,
Bess Yancey and Geraldine Rogers.
Kindergarten members are
Norma Jaye Bergstrom
Mirl Paula Denn
Debra Ann Denn
Jerry Ross Garrett
Karen Jane Green
Melinda Jane Hardy
Virginia Louise Hall
Frank Hurley, III
Karl S. Krumholz
Suchanna Frances Long
Frank H. Lewis, Jr.
Leslie Jan LeTulle
Michael David Mulligan
Carolyn Jean Pullig
Lindsey Arthur Thompson
Rebecca Ann White
Erwin Earl Ward
Betty Kay Walters
First grade members are
Margaret Caroline Barkley
Jack Oliver Brannon
Michael Allen Blumberg
Gary Lynn Coffey
Jo Ann Crow
Bernard Ralph Denn
Beverly Kaye Graham
Charles Wayne Bola
Helen Jane Harper
Frank Hood, Jr.
Robert Craig Kelly
Marsha Kay Law
William Max Laurence
Brigid Ann Naiser
Doyce Wayne Reeves
Dikki Mac Stanley
Stephen Olin Stanley
Walter Randolph Smith
ROYALTY CROWNED--The royal couple
shown above was honored at the Thursday night May Fete
and graduation held at the high school gymnasium for
first graders and kindergarten members of the Virginia
L. Peden School. King is Rugeley Bachman, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Bachman, while the Queen is Cathryn Sparks,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Sparks. There was a total
of 54 students honored. Twenty-four were first graders
and 30 were kindergarten.
Matagorda County Tribune, May 31, 1956