Peggy Vanstory

08/04/1937 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 07/18/2021
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 4:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Funeral Service
Date: 07/19/2021
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424


Peggy Joann Drachenberg Vanstory of Lubbock, 83, went to be with her Lord on Saturday morning, July 3, 2021.

Services will be at 2 pm Monday, July 19, at Lake Ridge Chapel, Lubbock, with Jerry Ramirez, Minister of Global Initiatives at First Baptist Church, Lubbock, officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park at 3:30 pm with arrangements by Lake Ridge Memorial Designers.

Peggy was born August 4, 1937, to F. J. and Alma Lucy (Baker) Drachenberg, at Shallowater, Texas, the seventh child of eight. She was raised on a farm east of Smyer, Texas, where she graduated from Smyer High School in 1955. She had thought she might go to art school to study fashion design after graduation, but she met Doyle Eugene Vanstory at New Deal Baptist Church when visiting a high school friend. Peggy and Eugene were married at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lubbock, on December 10, 1955. She and Eugene celebrated 65 years of marriage in 2020.

Peggy and Eugene began raising a family while they farmed land at Becton and then Wolfforth. They moved to Morton in January 1963, and began farming and ranching near Morton, in the Maple community. In early 1964, the family moved to Maple, living on the farm until early 1971 when they moved back to Morton, and he continued farming and ranching near Morton and Muleshoe. Though Peggy worked in banking as a bookkeeper and teller during the late 1960s, as a bookkeeper at Maple Co-op Gin in the 1970s, and as Assistant County Auditor of Cochran County from 1979 through 1987, she also was often seen on the farm working beside Eugene and their children. Peggy and Eugene retired from farming and ranching and moved to Lubbock in 1987.

Besides working outside the home, Peggy found time to design and sew much of hers and her daughter’s clothing. She designed and made her own wedding dress. While she participated in many different crafts, she most enjoyed painting in oils and other mediums and creating floral displays with flowers that she dried herself. She remained active until age and health required her to slow down.

Peggy was a life-long Baptist, actively working in Sunday School, caring for bed babies in the nursery and teaching preschoolers. She participated in Vacation Bible School as well as various committees and boards in each church of which she was a member. At First Baptist Church, Lubbock, she, and Eugene worked side by side in the Benevolence Food Bank Voucher Program for over 25 years. She was a member of the Downtown Bible Class.

Peggy Vanstory was passionate about many things: her husband, her children, her granddaughters, and her home. She was always kind and considerate, and her compassionate nature allowed her to be a good friend to many. Her sense of humor made her fun to be around. Family members have described her as intelligent, strong, and the perfect complement to the love of her life, and a lasting memory will be of her sitting every day at Eugene’s side, holding his hand, until his death on January 22, 2021.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and three sisters.

Survivors include her daughter, Yvonna Hays, and her husband, Doug, of Dimmitt; her son, Douglas of Lubbock; her son, Eric, and his wife, Carissa, of Frisco; her granddaughters: Breanne Morgan, and her husband, Emmit, of The Colony; Kaylee Ewing, and her husband, Hunter, of Dallas; and Lyndsay Vanstory, of Austin; her sister, Patricia Y. Crume, of Clovis, NM; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Casket bearers will be Douglas Vanstory, Eric Vanstory, Doug Hays, Emmit Morgan, Hunter Ewing, Mark Stephens, and Richard Drachenberg.

The family will receive friends at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, 6025 82nd St., from 2 to 4 pm, on Sunday, July 18, 2021.




In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Benevolence Food Bank and Voucher Program through First Baptist Church, Lubbock.

Celebration of Life


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