Marion Peddle, a freelance writer and photographer who specialized in history and travel writing, died early Christmas morning, 2016, in Bremmerton,WA due to complications from hip surgery. She came to Arizona in 1970. A relative by marriage of Thelma Bonney Hal Towle, a founding member of Arizona Press Women, Marion kept that heritage alive, serving as APW state president for three years and as communications contest chairman for eleven years. Her interest in preserving the state’s pioneer history found her serving nine years on the board of directors for Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum and the Pioneer Arizona Foundation. Marion retired from working in the communication field with the city of Phoenix. She has had her writing and photography published in such magazines as AAA Arizona Highroads.
The family plans services on Jan. 16, which would have been the 57th wedding anniversary of Marion and Bob Peddle, an Air Force veteran who died in 2006.
Daughter Anne Lange writes, ” We respectfully request that in lieu of flowers any memorial donations be made to the Arizona Press Women scholarship fund in her name.”
Cards can be mailed to APW treasurer, Beverly Konik, 4132 W. Kaler Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85051. She will pass the cards on to Marion’s daughter.
Her daughter, Anne Lange, asks those wishing to honor Marion’s memory, make a donation to the APW high school scholarship fund.
Please send any photos you have of Marion or memories to Lynda Exley for the next issue of the TypeRider.