Peggy Erdman
Peggy Erdman

Obituary of Peggy Sharon Erdman

Peggy Sharon (Orr, Duckworth) Erdman passed away October 6, 2022, in Olympia, Washington.  She was born October 24, 1934, to Charles Perry Orr and Evelyn M. (Hodges) Orr in Ellensburg, Washington. She grew up in Naches, Washington, and resided in Walla Walla, Washington, from 1958 until moving to Olympia in 2008.


After graduating high school, Peggy lived in Ellensburg, where she earned her bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University.  She then lived in Seattle with her future sister-in-law, Anne, as she completed her 5th Year Teaching Certificate.


In 1958, Peggy married Roger A. Duckworth in Naches after he completed four years in the U.S. Air Force.  They lived in Pullman while he completed his Architectural Program at Washington State University and then they settled in his hometown of Walla Walla.  They had two daughters.  He passed away in1965.


In 1972, Peggy married Clark D. Erdman in Walla Walla and added two sons to the immediate family and joined a large extended family.  Clark passed away in 2009.


Peggy was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, the Retired Teachers Association, Olympia Senior Center, and several book clubs.


She is survived by her two daughters and their families, and two sons and their families; and much-loved extended family and friends.  She was predeceased by both husbands; parents; brother, Gary Orr (Loretta); and sister, Daris Richardson (Bob).


At Peggy’s request, there will be no formal service.


Memorial donations may be made to:

--Naches Valley Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 66, Naches, WA 98937 or online at (Ken Gregorich 509-5165 or Dave Desmarais 509-952-6481)

--Olympia Senior Center, checks made payable too Senior Services for South Sound, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia, WA 98501 or online at (360-586-6181)

--Covenant House, 461 Eights Ave., New York, NY 10001 or online at

--Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at

--The Ann Children’s Fund

--Your local hospice services organizations

--Your local Humane Society or animal shelter

--Your local Veteran’s support organization

--Mercy Ships Program

--Smile Train Program


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