Memory Book
Margaret Truman "Peg" Balow
March 09, 1928 - April 11, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017 1:23 PM

Anne, I met your mom through your beautiful tribute to her. I know that you will have moments when you remember Peg--maybe having a cup of tea, or just combing her hair--and you will feel the loss of her. But know that there was a huge cheer of "Welcome!" for her when she arrived in heaven.
Carolyn Ennis (Dallas, TX)

Friday, May 19, 2017 7:21 PM

Thanks for sharing about your wonderful mom, Anne. Since I never met her, I'm glad to hear about her dynamic life. I know Joe was crazy about her and I truly value his opinion! Continued prayers, dear Anne.
Linda Smith (Houston, TX)

Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:04 PM

Anne, I only visited with your precious mother the one time I visited you and Joe in Brighton. I remember her as being such a warm, welcoming woman who loved you dearly! I know she was a special lady because my brother, Joe loved her and enjoyed her! He always spoke so lovingly about her. I am so sorry about your loss, and I know first hand how broken hearted you are losing her. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Love you! B
Billye Hopkins/Morgan (Childress, TX)

Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:33 AM

Dear family and friends of Margaret Truman Balow. I am so sorry for your loss. The death of a loved one can be very painful and weight heavily on our hearts. Very soon Jesus Christ will use his god given power to bring back to life the ones fallen asleep in death.( John 5:28,29) says " All those in the memorial tomb will here his voice and come out ". He will resurrect them to a peaceful paradise earth filled with healthy,happy people .( Psalms 37:9-11,29) He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more,neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain ,nor suffering be anymore the former things have passed away.so may you all continue to cherish the precious memories of your dearly Margaret close to your hearts and know that one day soon we will see the ones we loss in death again.
L M (West Hempstead, NY)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:30 PM

Peg, aka the Pegster, was a hard woman to please. I tried to get her to admit that I was her favorite son-in-law, but she would not go for it. I thought I was an odds on favorite, since I was her only son-in-law!
Joe Hopkins (Boerne, TX)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:52 PM

Anne, I loved learning more about Peg. She always showered me with love and took me in quickly and joyfully. Her upbeat personality and her sense of humor always blessed me. Seems like people were always better for having spent time with Peg! Love to you and know you will miss her terribly until you are together again.
Ashley Langenbahn (Boerne, TX)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:11 PM

1 Corinthians 2:9 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."

Oh, Peg! What a heavenly Deacon you now are! You were a rock in the lives of more than your children. When life seemed out of balance, your smile calmed the hearts of strangers. Those strangers became friends. I count myself one of them. I remember you as real, solid and juggling heavy situations with grace and hope. You faced the world with dignity, and now Dignity holds you! Thank you Balow family for sharing your mom! Love you, Anne!!!! Blessings Eternal, Lucienne
Lucienne Sawyer (Beaverton, OR)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:55 PM

We Had a Wonderful Mother

We had a wonderful mother,

One who never really grew old;

Her smile was made of sunshine,

And her heart was solid gold;

Her eyes were as bright as shining stars,

and in her cheeks fair roses you see.

We had a wonderful mother.

And that's the way it will always be.

But take heed, because

She's still keeping an eye on all of us,

So let's make sure

She will like what she sees.

-Author Anonymous

Anne Hopkins

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:44 PM

What a beautiful tribute to her, Anne. Loved getting to know her, what a full life!! I know you will miss her.

Karen Funderburk (Austing, TX)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:35 PM

I am just putting the finishing touches on the Memorial Website for my Mom, Peg, and it has been an experience both joyful and painful.  What a life this woman lived, and always with joy and optimism.  Could I possibly have come from her womb?  I long to see her in her pink robe, fixing her tea and beloved english muffin, half spread with Kraft Sharp Cheddar Cheese spread and half with Jif Chunky Peanut Butter.  And that big "YUM!" with the first bite.  That is how life should be. 

Anne Hopkins
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