2007-01-18 / Obituaries

Marguerite 'Peggy' Orr

Marguerite 'Peggy' Orr Marguerite 'Peggy' Orr Marguerite Clair "Peggy" Orr, of Drummond Island, was a cosmetologist and business owner who organized a Drummond Island Easter Egg Hunt for 25 years. Mrs. Orr died Sunday, January 14, 2007, at her home.

She was born in Flint and grew up in Canton, Ohio, was graduated from Canton High School, and attended Malone Business College in Canton. She worked in Chicago before moving to Royal Oak and attending Ferral Beauty College. She became a Clairol specialist in hair coloring.

She started working as a cosmetologist in Beulah, where she met her husband, John, whom she married September 10, 1977. Together, they started and operated a television cable company in Benzie County. They sold the business in 1980 and moved to Drummond Island. On the island, Mrs. Orr owned and operated a gift shop for many years and served as president of the Chamber of Commerce for four years.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Jobs Daughters.

A favorite project of Mrs. Orr's was the annual Easter Egg Hunt on the island, which she organized for 25 years. She was an accomplished artist who liked to paint and make crafts. She also enjoyed cooking, hunting, and fishing.

She is survived by her husband, John, one sister and her family, Nancy and Dave Sholtey of Atlanta, Georgia, one sister-in-law and her family, Elizabeth and Gary Peterson, five nephews and their families, Preston and Susan Carson, Jessie and Drew Peterson, and Scott and Brian Hite; three nieces and their families, Stephany and Peter Brown and Donna and Pam Hite; and several great-nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Tey Brady of Houston, Texas, Greg Mossing of Escanaba, and Robert Stites of Houghton, who were all very special young people to her and John.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Stephan Jackson and Esculene Rebeca (nee Helmick) Jackson.

Services will be private.

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