Peggy Ann Needham Montgomery (1941-2020)

Peggy Ann Needham Montgomery, 78 of Dripping Springs passed away on Friday, Sept. 4. Peggy was born on Sept. 24, 1941 in Dripping Springs. She was the fourth child of Enoch James Needham and Beulah Marie Lawrence Needham. Peggy attended elementary, junior high and high school at Dripping Springs where she graduated in 1959.

Peggy started her 50 years of employment as a waitress in Dripping Springs at age 12. After graduation, she moved to Austin and attended beauty school. She was later employed by Scarborough’s and Retail Merchants in Austin.

In 1967 Peggy met and married the love of her life, Ted Montgomery, a career Army 1st Sargent. They soon embarked on six years of military travels starting at Ft. Hood, Texas and ending in Tehran, Iran.
While traveling, Peggy was employed by Kelly Girls, a real estate agent and a Student Loan Processor at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. After Deployment to Iran, Peggy worked in the Army Section and then as a liaison for the Iranian government between Boeing and the Shah of Iran.

In 1974, Ted retired after 20 years in the Army. They returned to Austin and Peggy started working at the Texas Department of Insurance and finished her career as a liaison between the Texas Commissioner of Insurance and the Texas Legislature. She retired in 2003 after 32 years of service to the State of Texas.

Peggy was always a good generous, kindhearted, loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. Peggy is preceded in death by her father Enoch James Needham, mother, Beulah Marie Needham, brothers Bobby James Needham and Enoch Norwood (Buzzy) Needham, sister Shirley Marie Needham Ragland, and very special great aunt Vina Ann Norwood.

Peggy is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Lorinda & John Sanderson, son & daughter-in-law Tim & Joy Montgomery, and Audrey McCord. Grandchildren Regan Moeller and Robyn Higgs, Clint Moeller and Megan, Jelaine Stewart and Jason, Jesseca Robichaud and Bobby, Jordan McIntyre and Mike, Kaley Underwood and Seth, Karley Montgomery and Antonio, Katherine Montgomery, Dale McCord, and Jocelyn McCord. Peggy also has numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by her siblings Eddie Needham, Joey Needham and Della, Minnie Needham Jenkins, Cherry Needham Fry and George, and Donna Needham.

Services were held at Dripping Springs United Methodist Church Sept. 10 with a burial at Phillips Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the Dripping Springs United Methodist Church in lieu of Flowers. Condolences may be sent to

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