Lydda E (Peggy) Schneider of Moscow died Wednesday August 24 at her home surrounded by her children. She was 95 years old. Peggy was born December 27, 1924 in Lakefield, MN to Michael G and Lydda M Fetcho. She grew up in Minnesota until she turned 11, then moved to Washington State, graduating from Riverside High School. She married her beloved Frank on April 26, 1943 in Deer Park, WA., shortly before America entered World War II. Frank enlisted in the US Navy and she lived with her parents at home while he was away. The war ended and Frank returned to his career with the Union Pacific railroad. Peggy moved with him to several small towns in Washington and Oregon, then in 1966 they made their final move to Moscow. Peggy had several short-term jobs while raising her children and when her youngest was in High School, she went to work for the University of Idaho as a Breakfast and Lunch cook. Peggy was an energetic person and loved interacting with the students that worked as hashers.
Frank and Peggy were both active parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Moscow. Peggy served as a eucharistic minister and most notably sang in the choir – until the Covid 19 Pandemic caused all singing to cease.
Peggy is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Patrick) Louthian of Chattaroy, WA., Joan James of Moscow, Pam (Ted) Bradbury of Portland, OR., her son Frank (Sandie) Schneider of Leesburg, VA. She also leaves 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She has one surviving sister, Hazel Bowerman of Columbia Falls, MT. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, her sister Florene Powell, her brother Myron (Bud) Fetcho, her granddaughter Peggy Schmit, grandson Mathew Keith Annis, great-grandson Matthew Riley Annis, and great-grandson Peter Louthian.
Peggy is lovingly mourned by her progeny, her neighbors, her former neighbors and her many friends – most of who were members of the St. Mary’s choir. She will be interred at First Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Deer Park, WA on Friday August 28 at 11:00am with close family attending.
The family suggests memorials be made to St. Mary’s School Foundation, PO Box 8485, Moscow, ID. 83843 or to the Moscow Volunteer Ambulance Fund.
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