Margaret Ann Tolson

Margaret Tolson

Margaret Ann “Peggy” Tolson went to God on April 24, 2019 in Texas City, Texas. Born on October 21, 1935 in Galveston, Texas, Peggy was the daughter of Ralph and Ethel Trout of Trout Sporting Goods in Texas City and sister to Ethel Stone. She was a survivor of the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Peggy started in band the first year that Mr. Renfro was in Texas City ISD. In High School under his tutelage she was first chair flute in the high school band.

Peggy was active in the Tri Delta sorority at The University of Texas where she graduated in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in Education. In 1955 she married Reverend James “Jim” Walter Kilpatrick Jr., with whom she lovingly raised their 3 children Mary Katherine, James, and Andrew. Together they served in the Dioceses of Texas and West Texas. In 1976 she was widowed while serving in Center and San Augustine. Peggy was married to Jon Piers Tolson in 1977 and cared deeply for his children Bret and Angela. Peggy was preceded in death by Jon in 2009.

She was a dedicated teacher and taught Kindergarten in Shelbyville ISD in Shelbyville, Texas; and Second Grade in Texas City ISD at Kohfeldt Elementary School.  Peggy was an active member at her church St. George’s Episcopal Church; Texas City, Texas. She was also active in the local quilters’ guild, Mainland Morning Quilt guild. She was active in Episcopal Church Women and the Cursillo movement in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.

She is survived by her children: daughters Mary Katherine Maldonado, Angela Smart (Jeff Smart); sons James Walter Kilpatrick (Whitney Kilpatrick), and Andrew Kilpatrick (April Kilpatrick), Bret Tolson (Malina Tolson). Her grandchildren Tiffany and Jack Maldonado; Caleb, Samantha, and Abigail, Tekla, Jimmy Kilpatrick; Andy and Anna Smart; Niki and Cliff Norris; Heather and Donny Godfrey; Ben Tolson.

Celebration of Peggy’s life will take place June 15, 2019, 10:00 AM at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Texas City 510 13th Ave N, Texas City, Texas 77590.