Peggy Jean Hudson Bristo, 87, passed away at her home in Lubbock on May 8, 2016.
Born in Floyd, Texas on May 27, 1928, Peggy was the daughter of Sebron and Ona Olga Hudson. She was raised in rural Wilbarger County, Texas and graduated from Vernon High School in 1945. Peggy spent her college years attending Texas State College for Women (now Texas Woman’s University) in Denton, Texas, and the University of North Texas, where she graduated. Her career as an educator began in Harrold ISD, followed by several years of teaching General Business classes at Vernon High School in Vernon, Texas.
Peggy met and married the love of her life, Earl Bristo, Jr., in Vernon. They welcomed their first child, Marc, as Vernon’s New Year’s baby of 1955. The family was made complete with the birth of their daughter, Lisa, in June of 1958. Peggy was a devoted mother, embracing multiple roles in her children’s lives including Scout den mother and cheerleader mom. After her children were raised, Peggy lovingly welcomed four grandchildren into the family and enjoyed spending time with her growing extended family. Peggy also was a vital part of the family business, working side-by-side with husband Earl at Bristo Battery and Supply.
Peggy cherished her friends as well as her family, and she and Earl enjoyed traveling extensively and sharing many good times with a close circle of friends. Her “Thursday Girls” were feisty regulars each week for lunch at the restaurants in Vernon. She enjoyed playing gin rummy with friends and family, and would happily teach the game to anyone who would let her. Peggy loved her hometown of Vernon, and was active in the community as well as in her church, the First Presbyterian Church. She was a talented seamstress and loved following and wearing current fashion trends.
Peggy Bristo was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Earl. She is survived by her son Marc Bristo (Kim), daughter Lisa Whittenburg (Richard), brother Winston Hudson (Ronnie), four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Peggy was a kind soul and brightened the lives of those who were lucky enough to know her and call her family.
Peggy will be laid to rest next to her husband in Vernon. Family visitation will be Saturday, May 14, at 12 p.m., at Sullivan Funeral Home with burial following at 1 p.m.,. at Wilbarger Memorial Park with Rev. Dave Treat officiating. Memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church of Vernon or to Hospice of Lubbock (hospiceoflubbock.org).
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.