Margaret "Peggy" Blue Warren Tadlock joyously entered the arms of her Lord on March 20, 2017. She was born on January 27, 1929, in Sedalia, Missouri, to Roy and Margaret Warren. After moving to Dallas, Texas, she graduated from Highland Park High School and then Southern Methodist University, where she earned a degree in geography and was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Her education took her to a job with Braniff Airways and she loved the perks of being an airline employee. Travel was always a part of her, beginning with her first continental trip to South America and taking her to almost 40 countries over a span of 60 years.
Peggy met John Wesley Tadlock at a box social in 1953 at Highland Park Methodist, where John bid on and won Peggy's basket. After a short courtship, they married in Dallas on October 22, 1954. Their marriage lasted for 34 years until John's death in 1988. Over all the years, through both difficulties and delights, she loved and served him selflessly.
Mothering came quickly after marriage, and in the first five years, four children were born while living in Dallas. Hugh McArthur, Sterling Price, and twins, Anne Lee and Margo Lynn, kept Peggy busy and she continued to love and serve her family through moves to Houston, back to Dallas, and finally to Austin, where she resided until her death.
The most important decision of Peggy's life came at the age of 13, in Mrs. Harris' Sunday school class at Oaklawn Methodist: she invited Jesus Christ to be her Savior and Lord. Her life as a follower of Christ continued throughout her life and marriage. After their kids were born, she and John became part of a small neighborhood Bible study and began growing together as Christians. Along with another couple, they also attended conferences and became involved in the Navigator Bible Studies. In Dallas, the Tadlock family attended Believer's Chapel, and then helped start Grace Covenant Church in Austin, as well as a small home church. Peggy and John's home was a revolving door for young persons growing in their faith, several of whom lived briefly with the Tadlocks. Peggy was a Bible Study Fellowship attendee and leader for 13 years, continuing through the time that John fought cancer. In her later years, she was a long-standing member of Austin's Park Hills Baptist Church, and she continued Bible study until up to a few years ago, acting as the prayer organizer for her Community Bible Study group. Peggy loved the Word of God and sharing her faith with others.
Active in the Barton Hills Garden Club, the South Austin Senior Center, and the Texas Line Dancers, she took good care of herself. Her time was spent with friends, volunteering at church, supporting missionaries and Operation Christmas Child, meeting with young women, clipping coupons, cooking, traveling, exercising, and tending her beautiful and beloved garden. After completing her travels, she settled down with her sweet dog, Benji, whom she adored. Known for her frugality, Peggy matched her saving with generosity. A stalwart prayer warrior, she faithfully prayed and continued to support and inspire others, even in her final days. Her steadfastness sets before all us an example of living well. Peggy will be missed by the many lives she touched.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; and her beloved husband, John.
She is survived by son, Hugh Tadlock and wife Sally of College Station, son, Sterling Tadlock and wife Sharon of Austin; daughter, Anne Barnby and husband Grant of College Station, daughter, Margo Pruitt and husband Chandler of Kerrville; grandchildren, Emily Barnby, Jenny Barnby Benavides and husband JB, Abbey Barnby, Elisabeth Tadlock, Sarah Tadlock, Bonny Barnby, Marshall Pruitt, Grace Tadlock Green and husband Mitch, Maggie Pruitt, Hannah Tadlock, Mollie Pruitt, and Molly Barnby; great-grandchildren, Jaxon Green, Ben, Elena, Lively and Penelope Benavides; sister, Virginia Vogt; cousin, Ralph Marshall; and many loving nieces, cousins, and friends.
Adored mother, "Mimi," sister, and friend, Peggy will be remembered for her joy in life, unwavering faith, selfless service, and deep love for her family and friends. She was a giver of light and a rock to hundreds.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Park Hills Baptist Church, 900 S. MoPac Expressway, Austin, TX.
Memorial gifts may be given to Bible Study Fellowship, 19001 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX, 78258; Operation Christmas Child-Samaritan's Purse; or Park Hills Baptist Church. We, as her family, know that the greatest memorial to Mama, however, would be made by placing your trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior.