Marilyn Pauline “Peggy” (Shaw) Pung-Morey, age 86, passed away on April 5, 2021.
She was born on January 30, 1935, in Ashley, Michigan, to Albert Franklin & Mildred (Jones) Shaw.
Peggy moved to Fowler, Michigan, when she was very young, and graduated from Fowler High School in 1953.
She married her first husband, Leon L. Pung of Fowler, MI on April 14, 1956, and together they raised seven children.
Peggy moved to Gaylord, MI in 1970, where she was the bookkeeper for Kowatch & Pung Builders and worked for the Diocese of Gaylord from 1972 until 1997. She was the CSA secretary for four years and the executive secretary for Catholic Human Services for 21 years. She received an associate degree from North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, MI in 1993. In addition to all of the work she did for the community, Peggy also coordinated the Otsego County GenWeb site for ten years between 2002 and 2012.
She married her second husband, William E. Morey, on December 21, 2002.
Peggy enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing, and exploring her genealogy. She would often go to the casino, play bingo, and was proud to be a 4-H leader for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Mildred Shaw; her first husband, Leon Pung (March 2002); sister, Jeanette Schomisch (February 2013); brother, Harold Shaw (August 2013); and step-sons, Timothy and Todd Morey.
Peggy is survived by her husband, William E. Morey; her children, Susan (Timothy) Stump of Clinton, MI, Michael (Pamela) Pung of Midwest City, OK, Douglas (Mary) Pung of Ithaca, MI, Gregory (Patricia) Pung of Phoenix, AZ, LuAnn Deane of Gaylord, MI, Kathy (Dennis) Lange of Gaylord, MI, and Larry (Teri) Pung of Hermitage, TN; her step-children, Bill Joe Morey of Muskegon, MI, Patricia Corrello of Gaylord, MI, Amanda (Harvey) Lick of Gaylord, MI, and Vanessa (Ty) Alma of Fredrick, MI. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren; 21 step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Raymond Schomisch; sister-in-law, Flossie Shaw; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Elmira, MI, with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. The burial will be held in July during her family’s annual “Christmas in July” celebration. Her final inurnment taking place at Resurrection Cemetery in Vanderbilt, MI, next to her late husband Leon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Aquinas Church and mailed to St. Mary Cathedral at 606 N Ohio Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735 or to the Otsego County Fair Association and mailed to P.O. Box 500, Gaylord, MI 49734.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.