Margaret Adeline ‘Peggy’ Gallap

Margaret Adeline ‘Peggy’ Gallap Margaret Adeline “Peggy” Gallap died of natural causes on April 21, 2013, in Lancaster. She was 98.

A celebration of her life will be held May 4 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Chapel, 210 E. Springer St., in Ridgecrest. Jefferson D. McBriety of Corona will officiate.

Peggy was born on Dec. 11, 1914, in LaGrange, Ind., to James and Addie Billman. She was a psychiatric technician for Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk, Calif., and retired at age 67. She was a resident of Artesia before moving to Ridgecrest in 1989.

Peggy loved her family and pets. She was a member of the Senior Center and attended Immanuel Baptist Church and Calvary Chapel. She enjoyed playing cards, collecting recipes, reading and writing. She wrote the Senior Column in both local papers for years. She played the piano and drove until she was 95. She also enjoyed movies, traveling and camping.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ladd of Ridgecrest; sons Charles Gallap of Artesia and Michael and wife Trina of Wailuku, Hawaii; grandchildren Bonnie, Julie and George; great-grandchildren Katy, Jack, Evan and Kaeleigh; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Gallap, parents James and Addie Billman and sister Eleanor Billman.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Peggy’s name to the Ridgecrest Senior Center.

Submitted by the family of Margaret Adeline “Peggy” Gallap

Story First Published: 2013-05-01