Margaret Alice (Peggy) Roghair
Margaret Alice (Peggy) Roghair was born to Frank Henry and Crystal Swearingen Bowder October 14, 1916 in Timber Lake. She was the third of seven children. She died in Coos Bay, Ore., September 20, 2012.
With a two-year certificate from Northern State Teacher’s College, she began teaching primary school in Okaton in 1940. There she met Ed Roghair the oldest brother of two of her elementary students, Ted and Bob. On June 8, 1941, Ed and Margaret they were married. Margaret was a farm wife and had four children.
In 1957, the family moved to McMinnville, Oregon. Margaret was a substitute teacher and church secretary. She worked in the Linfield College Library and completed her B.S. degree there. She was a writer, editor and experimental cook, publishing articles and recipes. In McMinnville, she was active in the First Presbyterian Church, and the Yamhill County Fair and Historical Society. She and Ed are honored in the new Yamhill County Historical Society Museum where the volunteer break room is named after them. Following her husband’s death in 2006, Margaret moved to the Baycrest Village care facility in Coos Bay.
Margaret is survived by one sister, Frances Storm of Aberdeen; and sisters- and brothers-in-law Marjorie Bowder of Salem, OR; Harriett Noteboom of Kadoka; Gertrude (John E.) Vander Schaaf of Orange City, IA; Theodore Roghair of Crestwood, KY and Robert (Bessie) Roghair of Okaton. She is survived by her children, James E. (Elizabeth) of Santa Fe, NM; Gene (Lucinda) of Grass Valley, CA; Crystal Shoji (Gene) of Coos Bay, OR; and Wallace (Jeri) of Portland, OR; grandchildren Nicholas, David, Jonathan and Taylor Roghair and Chris Shoji; and numerous nieces and nephews and their offspring.
Memorial Services and interment will be held at McMinnville, Oregon, (where Ed is buried) during Thanksgiving weekend. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 390 NE 2nd St., McMinnville, OR 97128 or the Yamhill County Historical Museum, Box 484, Lafayette, OR 97127.