It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Peggy Ruth (Bugg) Sanders at home on Sunday, March 29, 2009. Survived by Dr. James Taggart Sanders, husband of 48 years; daughter Suzanne Taggart Sanders and her partner Shane Profitt and his daughter Jordyn; daughter Dr. Rebecca Elizabeth Sanders, son in law Daniel Edmund O’Donoghue and grandson Finbar James O’Donoghue. Peggy is also survived by one brother, Dr. William Maurice Bugg; nieces Linda Bugg, and Terry (Bugg) Ward, husband Roy and family; nephews Tom Bugg and David Bugg and wife Anne and family plus many other loved ones from Tennessee where Peggy grew up.
A teacher all her life, Peggy derived great happiness from the children she taught and the family she reared. In the words of friends and family, Peggy was generous, giving, and loving. Much of her fulfillment and pleasure in life was met by doing and caring for others. She was an outstanding wife, mother, grandmother and friend; good hearted, gifted with children, spirited, full of life, tenderhearted, talented, artistic, an avid reader, incredibly brave, and full of energy.
Peggy fought a long and incredibly courageous battle with cancer. She was thankful for the kind and caring support from her medical team including Dr. Vivian McAllister, Dr. Jay Younas, Dr. Pearl Langer and numerous staff from the Victorian Order of Nurses. An open house will be held at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, from 2-4p.m. on Saturday, April 4 with remembrances at 4:00 p.m. by Mary Lou Vernon.