Betty Marie (Peugh) Sweaney passed away on September 18, 2022. At 88 years of age, she died at home under hospice care surrounded by family and with long-term partner Allen Guiles by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents: Frederck and Mabel Huggins; husbands: Bill Peugh and Max Sweaney; sisters: Laura Elliot and Irene Jackson; and son: Ed Peugh. She is survived by sons: Jerry Peugh, Harold (Cheryl) Peugh, and Bob Peugh; granddaughters: Molly (Matthew) Zdon, Sarah (Dan) Boehm, Katie Peugh and Dana Peugh; and great-grandkids: Rocco, Riley, Hazel, Aubrey, Isaac, Edward and Louis.

She was born Betty Marie Huggins on February 22, 1934 in Eureka, CA and grew up on the Essex Ranch before attending Arcata High School. She then married Bill Peugh and had four sons. She worked in accounting for Redwood Empire Aggregates and was a partner at K & P Ranches. As a life-long member of Odd Fellow and Moose Club, she made a great impact in the community.

A celebration of life is planned for November 6, 2022 at Azalea Hall, McKinleyville from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.


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