Peggy Jo (Northrup) Julian Broadstreet, passed from this earth to heaven wrapped in the loving arms of our Lord on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at The Neighborhood Complete Care in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
She was born to W.H. (Stub) and Vera Northrup in Guymon, Oklahoma of Texas County. Growing up during the World War II era, Peggy had many fun and interesting stories and experiences to share with her children over the years. At age 8, she moved from Guymon to Clayton, New Mexico with her mother and little brother, Corky, to live near her maternal grandparents, Ray and Leathia Leighton near the ranch while her dad served in World War II in the Army Corp of Engineers. Following the war, many good times were spent celebrating the United States veterans in Guymon where the Northrup family resided. Peggy attended Guymon public schools where she excelled academically. Peggy served as Worthy Advisor in the Rainbow for Girls in the local chapter. She enjoyed leading the Guymon High School Band as drum major. Peggy was elected the first “girl” Class President of Guymon High School in the Class of 1952. Following the GHS graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Keith Julian, an outstanding athlete of GHS. They had three children, Darrell, Susan Lynn, and Kathryn Jo Julian who were all engaged in farming and ranching on the Julian farm north of Guymon which later lead to the Guymon Suburban theater and bowling alley.
During the late 80s, Peggy moved to Norman, Oklahoma and opened “Headliners” where her family grew. Peggy was involved in art and ceramics. She was a very talented seamstress designing and sewing numerous pageant gowns, party dresses, and dance dresses for competitions and for weddings. She created numerous quilting patterns. Her favorites were making Christmas dresses for her children, grandchildren, family, special friends and customers.
In her retirement years, Peggy married Gene Broadstreet in Dimmitt, Texas where she made many wonderful friends. She and Gene loved their church and taught the adult Sunday School class. Gene had retired from the U.S. postal system in Dimmitt. She enjoyed playing bridge with friends and neighbors. She worked with Dim-mitt Chamber of Commerce in the beautification effort and received an outstanding service award. Peggy served as president of the Dimmitt Book Club for 10 years. During the last four and a half years she has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In the last one and half years, Peggy resided at the Rio Grande Retirement Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico near her son and his wife Darrell and Nancy Julian family of Corrales, New Mexico close to Albuquerque.
At the age of 85 at her passing Peggy was preceded in death by her grandparents Ray and Leathia Leighton and Frank and Carrie Northrup, her parents Willis Henry Northrup (Stubbie) and Vera Leighton Northrup and her beautiful daughter Susan Lee Oliver.
Survivors include her younger brother, Robert Leighton Northrup (Corky) of Porter Ranch, California; one younger sister, Nancy (Northrup) Freeman of Texhoma, Oklahoma; Peggy’s children, son, Darrell Julian and wife Nancy, one daughter, Kathryn Young and husband Dwayne; stepson, John Heard and wife Valerie Heard; grandchildren, Coyte Julian and wife Andrea, Halie Garcia and husband Gabriel, Julianna Young and husband Andrew Cryer, Ashley Young, Jeb Osborn,Andrlynn Lee Beam and husband Dr. Zack Beam, and Jilliann Lee Gonzales and husband Nathan Gonzalez. She adored and cherished her 14 great- grandchildren along with her nephews David Northrup, Todd Northrup, Kastle Freeman and Brian Freeman, many endearing cousins, and lifetime friends.
Peggy loved patriotism and supporting the U.S. military and veterans. The family request memorials be sent through the Bunch - Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 1112, Guymon, OK 73942 to support the veterans, the Ronald McDonald House to support children’s health or to a charity of choice.
Graveside services will be at Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon on Saturday morning, Feb. 1at 10a.m. A memorial service will follow at 2p.m. at the Guymon First Presbyterian Church with Pastor David Jenkins of the Texhoma United Methodist Church officiating.
Friends can sign the online guestbook and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.