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Peggy Ann Lenke

Peggy Ann Lenke

Klickitat, Washington

February 28, 1935 - November 4, 2015

Sadly we lost a beautiful gentle soul to an autoimmune disease: Wegners; that she fought hard with grace and humility for the last three years. She had so much more to give in life.

Peggy was born in Atlantic, Iowa to Lester and Mabel (Niles) Ploghoff. The family moved to Oregon when she was four years old. Peggy Ann was a very adventurous child with a vivid imagination that served her well being the only child growing up and having to move many times in her young life. When she was 18 she met Henry Lenke on a blind date and they later married on October 9, 1953 in Reno, Nev. They made their home at Camp Draper, a small logging community outside Glenwood, Wash. In 1964, along with their three children, Karen Diane, Michael Duane, and Timothy Dean they moved to Klickitat, Wash. Where Henry and Peggy recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.

Peggy was a very talented artist, liked to take long hikes and walks with her beloved dogs, she had a special love for all animals. Whenever given a chance she loved to travel, going on cruises were a favorite. She also enjoyed a good debate, especially about politics. Peggy has been a member of the Grace Lutheran Church for more than 50 years, her love for our Lord was always a big part of her and her family’s life. She was a very loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. We will always love and miss her.

Peggy is survived by her husband at home in Klickitat, her children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren who she loved dearly. Her sister Dawn Taylor of Dallas, Ore., step-sister Donna Rhodes of The Dalles, Ore., sister and brother-in-law Jeanette and James Clemmer of Glenwood, Wash., also nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, niece Cathy Jo Clemmer, nephew Terry Clemmer, step-brother Russel Rhodes and a son-in-law who she had a special relationship, Chuck Miller, who passed away this year on February 23, 2015.

A special thank you to Ben Pate, PA-C, and the staff at the dialysis center in The Dalles and Heart of Hospice for all of their kindness, great care and for doing everything they could to help. She was so grateful.

Memorial services will be held at the Lutheran Church in Klickitat on November 22, 2015 at 2 p.m., and will be officiated by Pastor Gary Hagen.

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