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Peggy (McDonald) Banker

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Peggy Banker

Mrs. Peggy (McDonald) Banker of Woodinville, passed away in her sleep on July 18, at the age of 101.

Mrs. Banker was born in Sedro Woolley, Wash. in 1916, the daughter of Norman McDonald and Maude Oughton McDonald. She attended public schools and Mt. Vernon Junior College before transferring to Washington State College (now University), graduating in 1936. For 33 years, she worked for Seattle First National Bank, rising to the position of head teller for the bank’s entire system and becoming one of the first woman vice presidents.

She was a past matron of Eastern Star and also belonged to the Daughters of the Nile, the Bothell American Legion Auxiliary, the Lake Washington VFW Auxiliary and the Delta Zeta sorority.

Mrs. Banker was preceded in death by her husband Casey Banker and siblings Gene McDonald and Dorothy Freeman. She is survived by her daughter Carol (Banker) Gittins, son-in-law Boyd Gittins, and granddaughter Renee Gittins. She also leaves behind her beloved companion of 39 years, Arthur Hammond of Redmond.

An ardent traveler on both land and sea, Mrs. Banker requested that her family take her one final cruise and scatter her ashes on the ocean.
Arrangements have been made through A Sacred Moment Funeral Service.

Mrs. Banker asked for remembrances to be sent to the Shrine Hospital for Crippled Children, 500 NE 205th, Edmonds Wash.

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