Peggy Robles
Peggy Robles
  • July 15, 1936 - November 11, 2014
  • Phoenix, Arizona

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Margaret (Peggy) Baker Robles, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, passed away on November 11, 2014 after a valiant struggle with cancer.

She was born to Grace Royce and Dwight Clark Baker on July 15, 1936, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She grew up in Utah, Washington, and Oregon and graduated from Sherwood Union High School in 1954.

At age 18, she married Leland Roy Barnes in Vale, Oregon. They had five children together and lived in Nampa, Idaho. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints and enjoyed being a homemaker and mother. She was known for her amazing baking skills, especially her fudge, cinnamon rolls, and pies. Every holiday season, she gathered her family together for her annual candy-making session and she always sent homemade goodies as Christmas gifts.
Peggy was committed to personal fitness and started her own exercise and yoga studio in 1970. She loved helping women and continued teaching yoga classes at different times in her life.
Peggy later married Robert Robles and moved to Arizona in 1974. After her children were raised, she enjoyed many activities including writing poetry. She self-published her poetry collection, Reflections in Rhyme and submitted several poems to her community paper. She also took an interest in oil painting and enjoyed painting nature scenes. But what brought her the most joy was her water volleyball team. She was devoted to her friends at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center and treasured her association with them.

She will be deeply missed by her children, Stephen (Roberta) Barnes, Susan (Steve) Buckle, Elizabeth (Todd) Bowman), Bonnie (Jerry) Taylor, Carol (Chuck) Lopez, 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother, Grace Royce Ketchell.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held November 17 at Carr-Tenney Mortuary at 10:00 a.m. with a viewing prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m.

The family expresses appreciation to her Relief Society sisters for their constant, loving support and Hospice of the Valley for their kind services.

Interment at San Tan Memorial Gardens.