January 9, 1939 to August 2, 2012
Peggy Crooks of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died on August 2, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, from injuries of a bicycle accident. She was an adventurous spirit. She was involved with caving, back-packing, hiking, paddling, motorcycling, bicycling, almost anything outdoors. She was educated primarily in San Antonio, Texas, finishing her work at Saint Mary’s as a registered nurse. As a youngster she lived in Venezuela part of the time, where her Father was an engineer with an oil company. Peggy did some of her elementary schooling there. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Madge Calrow; one brother, Fred Larneed; one son, George Mutschler II, two husbands, George Mutschler and Dr. Willard Schwartz. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, David Crooks; a sister, Shirley Caskey; two daughters, Mary Anderson and Amy Warren; three sons, Mark Crooks, Bob and Charles Schwartz; seven grandchildren, Christine Phifer, Jason Vinklarek, Alicia Pham, Justin Anderson; Ian Waren, Caroline Warren, Evan Crooks; one great grandson, Dylan Morgan; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Peggy was active in the Arkansas Canoe Club, Adventure Cycling, League of American Wheelmen, Hot Springs Village Bicyling Group, Ouachita Mountain Hikers, and Volunteers in Mission of the United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to Grand Avenue United Methodist Church.
A family-planned Memorial Service for friends and family will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at the Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, at 10 AM. Family, friends, and fellow clergy families are asked to come and celebrate her life in worship.