Peggy Kalma…November 1, 1948 – September 23, 2019


Funeral Services for Peggy Kalma will be held on 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the First Christian Church in Holly, Colorado with Pastor Kurtis Klinghammer officiating. Cremation will take place following the service and a private family inurnment will be held at a later date.  Visitation for Peggy will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado.

Peggy Ann (Seufer) Kalma was born on November 1, 1948 to Darrell and Marylou Seufer. She went home to the Lord on September 23, 2019 at the age of 70.

Peggy spent her childhood riding her horse, Rex. In 1960, when the Holly-Hartman school consolidation occurred, Peggy had to leave Holly and attend 6th grade in Hartman. Mickey Kalma was the bus driver and that is where Peggy met Mickey’s son, Jim.

Peggy and Jim were married February 18, 1967. In January of 1967, they went to Marylou and Darrell and said that they wanted to get married on February 16th.  Marylou told them that there was no way she could have a wedding planned by then; so, Peggy told her, “Okay, we’ll give you till February 18th.”

Peggy attended Business College in Amarillo, Texas. Upon her graduation, Jim and Peggy moved back to Holly to farm and ranch and begin their family.  They raised their four children; Jackie, Johanna, Chad, and Gerad on the farm north of Holly.  Peggy helped Jim with the farming and cattle.  There were many times she could be seen with all four kids loaded in the tractor running one-ways around the field or have them all in the front seat of the wheat truck hauling wheat to the Holly elevator.  Peggy was a rural-route mail carrier for 29 years.  She loved seeing and visiting with her route customers.

Peggy enjoyed reading and working in her yard and garden. She was known for always changing/remodeling anything and everything.  She was also known for her beautiful talent as an artist.  Peggy drew/painted a picture of each grandchild that will be treasured by each one of them.

Through their 52 years of marriage, whether it was rodeo, art classes/shows, or trapshooting, Peggy and Jim enjoyed traveling together and seeing their friends.

Peggy’s faith was the foundation of her life. In her young adult years, she taught Sunday school.  She enjoyed being a part of Blaine’s Sunday school class and the Monday night gathering of the women’s Bible study.  Her greatest desire is that all of her family and friends know Jesus as their Lord and Savior and for them to be baptized.

Peggy is survived by her husband of 52 years, James Kalma; children, Jackie (Dwight) Burns, Johanna (Elbert) Shearer, Chad (Jami) Kalma, Gerad (Missi) Kalma; and 10 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Peggy’s children and grandchildren were her greatest treasures.  She is also survived by her sisters, Jamie (Thomas) Dinkler, Becky (Matt) Maune, and brother, Tommy Seufer; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and many, many friends.

Peggy is preceded in death by her parents, Marylou and Darrell Seufer and by an infant brother, Kim.

Memorial contributions may be made to Compassion International in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, CO, 81052.

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