Peggy C. McCool 82, of Tucson, AZ, passed away on July 24, 2023.
Peggy was born in Sheffield, PA on April 10, 1941 to Lelyn Albaugh and Luella (Temple) Marrall.
Peggy was a 1959 graduate of Warren High School and worked at Warren State Hospital until she relocated to Tucson, Arizona in 1970.
Peggy found her home and community in Picture Rocks, AZ. She had the heart of a servant and she worked with the Picture Rocks Fire District in various roles retiring after 22 years of service. Peggy continued to serve her community in a volunteer position with the Picture Rocks Fire District Board of Directors until her passing.
Peggy is survived by her husband Tony Valenzuela, whom she married on December 31, 1983. She’s survived by her daughter Melanie Hoffman Braughler and husband Eric of Athens, AL as well as her son Robert McCool of Tucson. Her grandchildren, Cody (Heather) Hastings, Jessie (Matthew) Hall, Tad (Cassie) Whitmire, and Dallas McCool. Her great grandchildren, Kai, Luella, Magnolia, Josephine and Talula, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Paul Marrall, sister Judy Johnson and her brother-in-law, Bill Johnson.
Peggy leaves behind a community full of people who loved her dearly. Children that called her nana and that she helped raise such as the Badilla family and Kymber Combs. Friends that became family such as a Mylee combs. Not to mention the many friendships developed from all her years with the fire district.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Holistic Hospice for the care they provided Peggy during the last year.
A memorial service will be held at The Praise Center, 12331 Picture Rocks Road , Tucson, AZ at 11 am on Saturday, August 5th, 2023.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Picture Rocks Fire District or Solistic Hospice.