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Peggy Smith, Co-Founder of the Brentwood Alumni Association, Dies

In 2008, she was named Brentwood Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.

Peggy Atkins Smith, a co-founder of the Brentwood Alumni Association passed away on Sepember 16, 2012 at age 81.

Peggy and her husband Jim moved to Brentwood in 1962. Their children are all graduates of Brentwood High School – Jim ’71, Jeanne ’73, Bob ’76 and Tom ’77. Three of her grandchildren also graduated from BHS – Jenny 2005, Carrie 2007 and Kevin 2012.

In addition to being co-founder and tireless worker for the Brentwood Alumni Association, an organization that keeps the spirit of BHS alive and provides scholarships for BHS seniors, Peggy served as secretary in the Brentwood elementary and high schools. 

In 2008, she was named Brentwood Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.

She was active in the Brentwood Congregational Church and the Brentwood Historical Society. She was a Girl Scout leader, garden club member and an active participant in the VIP Club, a program that supports the athletic programs at Brentwood High School.

Mary Ann Koetting supplied this information about Peggy Smith.

Read an obituary for Peggy Smith in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Services: Memorial at Brentwood Congregational Church, 2400 S. Brentwood Blvd. on Friday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions to the church in her honor appreciated.

Ed Wright September 20, 2012 at 12:53 PM
What a wonderful lady and shining spirit in Brentwood. Our family has had the pleasure of knowing the Smith family for many years and we are better for it. Her dignity and enthusiasm shone through her children and grandchildren. Thanks, Peggy (and family), for all you've done for Brentwood and Brentwood High School. Ed Wright Jr.

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