Friday, December 30, 2005

Eccleston, Margaret (Peggy) Hinkle Farnsworth 1923-2005

Eccleston, Margaret (Peggy) Hinkle Farnsworth

Peggy entered into her rest peacefully with her family by her side at home in Riverside, California on Friday morning, December 30, 2005. She was born on January 18, 1923 in Roswell, New Mexico and was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Raymond Eccleston; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Farnsworth; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Farnsworth; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James F. Hinkle; and her sister, Dolores Farnsworth Snipes.

She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Falkner of Moreno Valley, CA; her son, Kyle Eccleston of Banning, CA; her grandson, Cletus Goible of Moreno Valley, CA; her sister, Sue Bennett of Great Falls, VA, and those many who called her “Mom”.

Peggy was loved by all and admired for her tremendous positive attitude in the face of her handicap with polio. She personally achieved many goals for those with special needs. Her accomplishments with CAPH/CDR affected every area of the country breaking down the walls of physical limitations to allow those with physical disabilities greater participation in the mainstream of life’s activities.

She was truly an advocate for those less fortunate and dedicated her life to bringing about change to help better the lives of those who could not help themselves. Her strength of will, her determination, her love, and her understanding ways will forever be an example to those of us who continue our journey here.

The Gathering for a time of sharing and celebration of Mom’s life will take place at noon on Friday, January 20, 2006 at the Acheson and Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA. Internment will follow at Riverside National Cemetery. Please feel free to send your thoughts or memories of Mom to her son, Kyle Eccleston, 1180 West George Street, Banning, CA 92220 or bring them with you to the Gathering.

Donations may be made in Peggy’s name to:
Californians for Disability Rights
909 12th Street
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814

Our Lady of Guadalupe Poor Clare Monastery
809 East Nineteenth Street
Roswell, New Mexico 88201-7599

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
2107 Wilson Blvd. #300
Arlington, VA 22201

The Salvation Army
3695 First Street
Riverside, CA 92501

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