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Peggy Ann (Burns) Partridge

Born: Wed., Dec. 31, 1941
Died: Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

Graveside Service

10:00 AM Mon., Aug. 10, 2020
Location: Burlington Cemetery

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Peggy Ann Burns (Harrington) Partridge, of Burlington, peacefully passed away on the evening of Monday, August 3, 2020, at Spirit Mountain Hospice House.

She was born on December 31, 1941, in Billings, Montana, the only child of Robert Richter and Kathryn Ella (Smith) Burns. They named her for their favorite pastime, cribbage, and so began the many traditions the family kept. Peggy grew up in Billings, Montana, graduating from Billings Senior High School and Eastern Montana College. She enjoyed spending time traveling throughout the region with her parents and visiting her large Smith and Richter family. She wrote in a book about herself that her father taught her to value, “nature, creative endeavors, working hard, having imagination and your parents”, and her mother taught her to value, “homemaking, loving little children, family values, sewing, and cooking”.

Peggy knew from an early age that she wanted to teach. She started her career in Las Vegas, Nevada, teaching at an elementary school. She then put that passion on pause when she devoted her life to her two children, Shannon and Franklin, beginning in 1970, in upstate New York. When her children started junior high school in California, Peggy also also went back - she started teaching middle school and continued in Victorville, California, for over 20 years. She touched the lives of countless students and staff during those years and will remain one of Hook Junior High School’s most beloved teachers.

She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with her daughter, Shannon, in Apple Valley, California, in 1993. This was a decision that brought her so much happiness and joy in life.

After retirement, Peggy moved home to Billings, Montana, and battled breast cancer and won, and took care of her mother at the end of her life. She took up quilting and woodcarving, a hobby her dad had turned into an art. She had a small part-time job.  She loved being a grandma. Just when she thought she was going to have a quiet little retirement; she met the love of her life and began the best and brightest adventure. She began her love story.

On December 27, 2001, in Billings, Montana, Peggy married Edward “Mac” Partridge, and in many ways, began her eternal life. He treated her with all the tenderness and kindness she deserved, and no one had ever seen her happier. They worked side by side, in the Family History Center in Billings, helping patrons discover their family trees, and served in the Temple there. They travelled the country, and most of all, spent sunup, to sun down, together, loving and respecting each other. They loved each other’s children and made many new friends together. In 2017, they moved to Burlington, Wyoming, full time, to enjoy the beautiful, tranquil country.

Over the years Peggy involved herself in many endeavors and activities. She had a love of reading, genealogy, going on scenic drives, especially visiting Yellowstone Park, photographing flowers, looking for buffalo and bears along the roads, wood working, painting, writing, decorating, and Church service.

Peggy Ann Partridge is survived by her adoring husband, Edward McNiven Partridge, of Burlington; her children Shannon Harrington Butler (Michael) of Castle Rock, Colorado; Franklin Harrington, of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandchildren, Robert Harrington, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Olivetta Grimm, of Billings, Montana.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, and her beloved grandson, Vincent Felix Harrington.

A graveside memorial service will take place in Burlington, Wyoming on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., with arrangements made by Haskell Funeral Home. The service will be conducted by the Bishopric of the Burlington 1st Ward. Her favorite flowers, sunflowers, will be displayed and the hymns, “How Great Thou Art” and “O My Father” will be played.

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Shannon K Harrington
   Posted Fri August 07, 2020

You are the best mom ever for me. Thank you for always playing tiny turtle with me when I was a little girl. Thank you for always believing in me, even when nobody else did. Thank you for always doing what you thought was best for me. Thank you for coming to live with me at the end, and thank you most of all for loving me. I love you so much and thank you now for taking care of my son when I can’t. Give him a big hug for me. I’ll miss you so much, until eternity.

Your only daughter,

Shannon Kathlina

Mary LeClair
   Posted Fri August 07, 2020
I just met this sweet lady a few weeks ago. I am so sorry for the loss to her family. My thoughts and prayers are for Shannon and her family.

Brenda Robinson Perry
   Posted Fri August 07, 2020
I know you are at peace now, you are with your loved ones. Your loved ones left here will miss your beautiful, caring ways and all the love you showed to everyone. Give my mom a great big kiss from me. And wrap your arms around Vince and never let him go. We will all see you again, until then I will keep an eye on your daughter and granddaughter. We love you so much, thanks for the memories.

Brenda Keane
   Posted Fri August 07, 2020

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Brenda, Larry, Jax and Maleia.

You will be so missed Peggy. Thank you for touching our lives Larry and Brenda Perry

Michael Butler
   Posted Fri August 07, 2020
I only met Peggy a few months ago in December 2019. Shannon and I went to Burlington so I could tell Peggy and Mac I was gong to marry Shannon. You n that visit Peggy took a liking to me. Over the next few months Peggy came to our house in Castle Rock, ColoRado where we enjoyed eaten my dinners both at home and her most favorite restaurant in Colorado Hacienda Colorado. We also visited the Denver Temple another favorite of Peggy’s. She also grew a liking to our pets the cats Oliver and Clinique and her favorite our dog Barkley. I will choose to remember Peggy for the wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and teacher who touched so many others. Peggy you will be missed by so many. Please Rest In Peace.

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