Peggy Mignon Greenspan

January 09, 1925, August 07, 2018

Peggy Greenspan

"Our bright light"

Peggy Mignon Greenspan, 93, of Beaumont, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2018. From the moment she was born to Hamilton and Mignon Faulk in Austin on January 9, 1925, Peggy was a gifted legacy.

An avid tap dancer, she learned with future Tony Award winner Tommy Tune in her Aunt Camille’s studio, then became a dance teacher herself. She was a “doer,” serving as District PTA President, Sisterhood President and as a founding member of the Beaumont Civic Ballet. Her real passion was mental health. She served many terms as President of the Mental Health Association of Jefferson County, and also on the state board. A very proud moment for her was when she received the Julie Rogers Special Service Award for her work in the mental health field.

But her real legacy began at UT, when she met Arthur Greenspan, a WWII veteran studying Accounting, and married him soon thereafter. Theirs was a 59-year romance, and during their time together Peggy supported and encouraged Arthur’s CPA activities, leading to his TSCPA Presidency. They traveled extensively during this period of time, which pleased Peggy tremendously. She loved to “GO!”

Peggy’s legacy continues today, not only through her five children and their descendants, but also through the many friends and strangers to whom she opened her heart along the way.

A devoted wife. A beloved mother. A good friend. A woman kind and charming, funny and joyful. Her light has flickered, but it will never go out. We shall all miss her.

Peggy is predeceased by her parents, her husband Arthur Greenspan, her son Garry Starr, her brothers Larry Faulk and Matthew Hohmann. She is survived by four of her children, sons Marcus, Kim (Mindy) and Jan (Paula) Greenspan, daughter Renee Greenspan Brownman (Chuck), and Bonnie Starr, widow of Garry; grandchildren Randy and Kenny Starr; Chris Greenspan; Brian Pace; Emily, Arianna and Ian Greenspan; David and Karen Brownman; and her six great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Our special appreciation and thanks go to beloved and attentive caregivers Linda Simon and Mary Cane as well as all the wonderful staff at Brookdale Dowlen Oaks. Peggy was her own person, and you allowed her to continue to shine.

Memorial contributions for Mrs. Greenspan may be made to Mental Health of America of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 5471, Beaumont, Texas 77726.

A gathering of Mrs. Greenspan's family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Sunday, August 12, 2018, at Broussard's, with her interment to follow at Kol Israel Cemetery, Beaumont. A reception will follow at Broussard's Centre', 1775 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, with a Minyan at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Video

A Gathering of Mrs. Greenspan's Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Saturday, August 11, 2018
4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Sunday, August 12, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Minyan
Broussard's Centre
1775 Calder Avenue Beaumont Texas 77701
Sunday, August 12, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Interment
Kol Israel Cemetery
2990 Pine Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (13)

  • Barry J. Shelton

    29 August 2018 at 04:50 | #

    Marc, Kim and Jan. I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I got to know her as Marc's Mom and then as a supporter of the dance community in Beaumont. On my visits to Beaumont, I would always stop by Luby's because I had a good chance of running into Arthur and Peggy. I was always glad to see them. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Barry Shelton

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  • NL

    21 August 2018 at 12:46 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).

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  • Sheryl D Junious-Jones

    13 August 2018 at 17:33 | #

    "Aunt" Peggy as she was affectionately known to me was a blessing in my life for many years. I was her banker @ Capital One Bank, she was always smiling and had a kind word to give to anyone she met. She was even an honored guest at my wedding in May 2005. I had not been in contact with Aunt Peggy for awhile but I remember the last time I spoke with her we talked for about an hour. She loved life and lived it to the fullest; she will me missed by all who knew and loved her. Rest well my friend. "The Lord is close the Brokenhearted & saves those who are crushed in Spirit." Psalm 34:18 To "Aunt Peggy's" family: you have my deepest sympathy and are in my prayers.

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  • Eddie Collins

    12 August 2018 at 21:56 | #

    One of my favorite people. We shared many a meal at the Early Bird Cafe and discussed everything including religion and politics. Peggy, you will be missed, R.I.P. in The loving arms of God.

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  • Judy Detrick

    10 August 2018 at 16:02 | #

    I met Peggy at the cleaners, were I did alterations. We became friends and talked a lot. She was a very sweet and giving lady. I have thought of her often. She will surly .be missed. condolences to all her family. Rest in peace my friend.

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  • Miriam Cade Nichol

    10 August 2018 at 12:50 | #

    Prayers forPeggys families

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  • Marc Blieden

    10 August 2018 at 03:22 | #

    To the Greenspan
    I have the family since 1953. Both parent sc were one of a ki d people
    I am sorry for your loss . Peggy was a true friend

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  • Brenda Petkovsek Bean

    09 August 2018 at 21:38 | #

    Kim and ranee , So sorry for your loss, My prayers are with you and your family
    God Bless

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  • Cindy Yohe Lindsay

    09 August 2018 at 18:31 | #

    Peggy was truly a one of a kind Gal. The times we shared, as neighbors and friends will provide me with may happy memories. A bit of brightness has left our world but as poet Thomas Campbell wrote, "To live on in heart's we leave behind is to never die" You'll always have a big piece of my heart Peggy. Wishing Peace and comfort to all her family and friends. With great respect, Cindy and Michael Lindsay

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  • Joe Bordaged

    09 August 2018 at 02:47 | #

    Arthur and Pegg were like family to me. It's the end of an old Beaumont era. I will truly miss Peggy.

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  • Roger Dimick

    09 August 2018 at 01:46 | #

    To the Greenspan "kids"...I am sorry to learn of your mom's passing. From the time I began working with your Dad I always loved Arthur and Peggy. Your mom always had a hug when I saw here, and Arthur had one of the very best each time he laughed. I used to hear the "latest joke" just to hear him laugh. I will not be able to be in Beaumont Saturday but will be with you Sunday. You have my condolences in this sad time, and know that I am with you in your sorrows.

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  • anita s. fournier

    08 August 2018 at 20:01 | #

    So deeply saddened to hear of my friend Peggy's passing. Words cannot cover my feelings at this time. Peggy was such a special person, and devoted her free time to volunteer many yrs. with the Mentally challenged, as well as helping others who needed her. Generous and kind and a loyal friend, with a wonderful sense of humor. She was a devoted wife and mother. I will miss her, but realize that no one "ever dies, as long as there is someone left to remember". Anita Savino Fournier

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  • Sam and Mary Serio

    08 August 2018 at 16:48 | #

    So sorry to hear, old neighbor and lifetime friend . RIP Peggy !

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