Life Story for Peggy Byington (Buck)
Peggy Byington, age 91, of Vermontville, passed away on Wednesday Dec 20, 2017 in her home.
Peggy was born in Lansing on July 15, 1926, the daughter of the late Arthur and Flora (Bennett) Buck. She was raised in the Lansing area and was a cashier at the A&P while in school. She graduated Eastern High School of Lansing in 1945.
Peggy married Philip Byington on September 30, 1947, in Anchorage, Alaska, where he was stationed in the Army Air Corps until 1949. She worked for General Motors on the assembly line from the early 50s until an early retirement in 1975. After retiring, Peggy spent the remainder of her life as a homemaker raising her six children. She enjoyed traveling with her husband from Michigan to Alaska to volunteer with a bible camp, to Florida where they vacationed with friends, to Tennessee where they worked to put on the annual Mule Days Festival.
Peggy is preceded in death by her siblings; Walton Buck, Arleen Robertson, Arthur Buck Jr., and Howard Buck; her grandson Derek and great grand daughter Lilley.
Peggy is survived by her husband, Philip; brother Jon Buck; her children, Sandra (Dennis) Mick, Gwen Jo (Mark) Anderson, Jeff (Barbara) Byington, Jennifer (Jurrell) Hibdon, Cliff (Karen) Byington, and Penny Byington; her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Vermontville Bible Church addressed to missionaries David Powell and family. A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date.