Riggins, Peggy Diane of Gardena, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2002 in Torrance. Born in Indiana, Peggy was 59. She had worked at TRW for over 14 years. She is survived by her daughters Deana (Terry) Pothoven of Lakewood and Christine (Ray) Tanori of Hawthorne; three grandchildren Brent and Kelsey Pothoven and Ray Tanori IV; sister Linda (Jerry) Feather and brother Charlie Evans both of Garden Grove and numberous Neices, Nephews and friends. She is proceeded in death by her father and mother Vern and Waunita Evans and her sister Kay House. Peggy's greatest joy was being a mother, grandmother and friend. She was an active member at St. Joseph's Church and enjoyed her role as an eucharistic minister. She will be missed by many. A Visitation will be held Thursday, August 8, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at White and Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach with vigil services beginning at 7:00 PM in the Mortuary Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 9 at 1:00 PM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 118th and Hawthorne Blvd. Burial will follow with procesion to Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Helen's Room, a resource center for cancer patients, C/O Monica Kahn, 333 N. Prairie Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301.

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  1. Though I only met Peggy a few times it was quite evident that family came first. To all the immediate family members my heartfelt condolences.

  2. Christi & family,, I am so sorry to hear about your moms passing,, I enjoyed so much sponsering her (as well as u 🙂 ) through RCIA and was so proud to hear she became a Eucharistic Minister,, I so enjoyed our times together at St Josephs,, she was well loved and will be so missed,, Love u too, Mary

  3. My sympathies and prayers go out to you, Christi, and to the other surviving members of Peggy\’s family. I remember her sparkle and her excitement when she was in RCIA and preparing to a full member of St. Joseph community. She will be missed. May she rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.

  4. For Deanna & Christi and all of your families…Sam & I hold all of you in our thoughts and prayers ….Remembering special times with your mom will always be the best healing ….my memory goes way way back when you were in scouts and “Robie” was a toddler ….Your mom came over and picked buckets of pine cones from my tree ….and her scouts made me a pine cone owl …Aunt Wanda got one too …I still have mine ….You also did Christmas hangings from carpet pieces…A whimsical”frosty” complete with a plaid scarf and a black top hat and pipe AND a “used to be” bright red Santa\’s stocking overflowing with gifts …Would you believe I still have them ….They go up every Christmas …Gifts from the heart are always the most treasured ….and your mom was so good at that …..We will always remember her …and all the shared family times …especially all the “mexican food ” we consumed.God Bless you with the peace that comes from knowing His love … Sam & Donna

  5. Deanna & Christi our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to you and your family. It has been a long time since we have seen each other but I have nothing but the foundest memories of you all. Take care and God Bless.

  6. Mine and my wifes thoughts are with you during this sad time. We did not know Peggy but I know of her via Bill Riggins wife Nancy who I went to hi-school with in Hawaii in 1960. Our deepests sympathies are with you and your family members. Love Ray & Tricia Smith.

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