In the early morning hours of April 16, 2021, Peggy peacefully passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 74 years old.
Peggy Lee Bickle Hagadone was born in Miles City, Montana on December 19, 1946. She was the oldest of four children born to James and Wanda (Atkinson) Bickle. Peggy attended elementary and high school in Baker, Montana where she graduated in spring of 1965. After high school, Peggy went on to go to college at the University of Montana. After she graduated college she moved to Poplar, Montana to start her teaching career. It was in Poplar that Peggy met a tall handsome Norwegian boy named James Hagadone. They were married in Miles City, Montana on April 1st, 1972. Both Peggy and Jim were 25 years old.
Two children, Scott and Kristin were born to Peggy and Jim while living in Poplar. After Kristin was born, Peggy and Jim decided to move back to live and work on the Bickle family ranch in Plevna, Montana. Peggy continued to help with the cattle ranching business. She also was very active in the community with Fallon Creek Cowbelles, Peace Lutheran Church Women’s Group, and substitute teaching in Plevna. She enjoyed cooking and canning. Peggy liked to embroiderand do puzzle books. She also loved her pets that she always had around the ranch or house from Snuffy her childhood dog to Lander the latest puppy and all the cats in between. Peggy had a great sense of humor and a joke ready to tell which was always followed by the most infectious laugh.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Wanda Bickle.
Peggy is survived by her husband Jim Hagadone of Plevna, son Scott (Fi) Hagadone of Tracy, CA, daughter (Kristin) of Coeur d’Alene, ID, siblings John (Jan) of Plevna, Carrie (Sally) of Walnut Creek, CA, Heidi (Todd) of Buffalo, WY and two grandchildren: Brooke Hagadone and Bella Ric
The family wants to thank the community of friends and extended family who would always come and visit mom while she was in and out of the hospital. She always enjoyed seeing people and it always brought her great joy.
Services will be Wednesday, June 23 at 1PM at the Fallon County Exhibit Hall in Baker. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Peggy’s name to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate).