Peggy was born the first child of Clyde and Louise Southwick in Grant, Neb. March 1, 1927. She met and married Jim H. Steinebach August 26, 1950. In 1956 they moved to Superior and then to Plains where they made their home for 20 years. They then moved to Missoula and lived there until 2012 when she moved back to Plains to be closer to Beth and Linda.
Peggy's sister-in-law Judy said it best, “She was a grand lady, a peppery personality with a heart of gold. She loved her family and her small dogs that were all good to her. Peggy was so feisty and dependent. We admired and respected her for that. Will our generation have as much spark and spunk?!”
Peggy is survived by six children, Linda (Gary) Ovitt of Plains, Joan Thomason of Lolo, Beth (Wayne) Vacura of Plains, Jim G. (Jody) Steinebach of Evaro, Susan Galarneau of Missoula and Virginia (Keith) Faust of Helena; five brothers and a sister, Art (Carol) of Washington, Harold (Sue) of Idaho, Floyde of Idaho, Marvin (Judy) of B.C. Canada, Eldon of Idaho and Oleatha Kelley of Idaho; eight grandchildren, Willy (Carolyn) Ovitt of Plains, Margi (Craig) Hermance of Belgrade, Judy (Charles) Johnson of Lolo, Andy Allestad of Plains, Amber (still waiting) Vacura of Plains, Travis (Nikki) Vacura of Missoula, Aimee Harris of Ronan, Mary (Colin) Marshall of Idaho; 17 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren and a very special nephew Russ and Nan Steinebach of Oregon.
Peggy was preceded in death by her husband Jim Steinebach and brother Dwight Southwick and Glyda Estella Southwick.
Cremation has taken place and the family will hold graveside services at a later date. In lieu of flowers Peggy has asked for donations to be made to Plains Senior Citizens or Plains VFW Auxillary.
Services are entrusted to the care and direction of Brothers Mortuary and Crematory of Hamilton. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at brothersmortuary.com