Peggy Jean Strong-McCune (May 9, 1953 — November 1, 2016)
Peggy Jean Strong-McCune was born on May 9, 1953, in Aspen, CO, to Byra Vay and John E. Strong. Peggy passed away peacefully with family by her side, and God in her heart on November 1, 2016.
She attended Aspen High School up to her sophomore year. She then moved to Central Texas in 1968 where she finished high school and went to college. She married Rocky Johns, and had two children, Kristi Anne and Joshua Lea Patrick Johns. In 1989 she moved to Carbondale, she waited tables at the Wok Inn working hard to make a decent living for her children whom she adored. In the early ’90s she moved to Rifle where she worked at the Mill Inn, and then at the Basecamp Cafe. While in Rifle she met and married Phillip McCune and at that time gained 5 more children to give her love to.
She resided in Rifle until December 2015, when she moved to Riverton, Utah, to be with her daughter Kristi and her grandchildren Jake, Joshua, Alexander and Addisyn whom she adored.
She loved gardening, flowers, cooking, picnics, camping, fishing, the outdoors and enjoying time with all the children in her life and spending time with her family. She loved and appreciated all the support she received from her father, Bud. She also truly loved her church, The Rifle United Methodist Presbyterian Church, and her church family.
She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Joshua Lea Patrick Johns; mother, Byra Vay; Granddaughter, Morgan VayLea Christian; sister, Penny Lynn; step-brother, Chuck Wurtz; sister in law Ula Kirkman, several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She is survived by her husband Phillip McCune, father John E. Strong; daughters: Kristi Anne Christian and Angel McCune; sons, Brandon McCune, Jesse (Helena) McCune; Pat McCune, and Brian McCune; sisters, Becky Vay Strong, Tina (Mike) Deere, Suzanne (Bo) Bobo, Bonnie Strong; brother, George (Leslie) Strong; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Donations may be made to the Peggy J. McCune Donation fund for help with medical bills.
Celebration of Life, Sunday, November 13, 2016, 2 p.m., Rifle United Methodist Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 4th Street, Rifle, CO. Reception to follow next door at Lovell Bldg, Sandwiches & refreshments provided, potluck side requested.
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