Peggy Colleen Scudder
July 2, 1938 – October 27, 2018
Colleen as she preferred to be called was born on July 2, 1938 to Joseph and Arlene Livingston in Modesto, CA and lived in Modesto until her dad who was a Modesto Police Officer took a job with Oakdale Police Department, bought a dairy and moved his family there when Colleen was in High School, Colleen graduated from Oakdale High School.
Soon Colleen made her way back to Modesto and got a job at Burgess Drive-in which was depicted in the movie American Graffiti. Colleen worked as a carhop there roller skating out to the cars while carrying trays of food and drinks.
Soon Colleen met and married Jimmie Ray Scudder and they settled into Jim’s hometown of Ceres. Soon after they welcomed their first son Michael Ray and then daughter Brenda came along a couple years later.
Colleen worked at Caswell Elementary School for many years until she changed school districts and started working at Hughson High School where she retired as a secretary. Colleen went back to work when her daughter and son-in-law purchased Ceres Floral. Colleen was the store manager and loved greeting the customers that came into the shop or called in their orders.
Colleen was very active in her community and was always a member of the PTA, she was also a Boy Scout Leader along with Jim. She was a member of the Ceres Concert in the Park and the Soroptimist International of Ceres.
Colleen loved her children very much and was always their biggest fan. When Mike played baseball she would be on the sidelines keeping score and when he played basketball she was always in the stands cheering him on.
Once her children grew up and married Colleen received a new name, Grandma Scudder and again Grandma Scudder could be found in the stands watching her grand loves Greg and Casey playing baseball and softball then cheering loudly for Greg when he played football. But what she really loved was hearing Greg sing, that brought the most joy to her. The last couple of month of her life everyday Brenda would play her Greg’s music and she would be so happy.
Grandma Scudder was grandma to all her grand loves friends. When Brenda’s friend Kelene who was a single mom decided to go back to school to be a nurse, Grandma Scudder stepped up to provide childcare for Kelene and was always grandma to them as well.
Grandma Scudder had the gift to gab and had numerous friends. She never met an enemy and loved talking to and meeting new people. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Grandma Scudder is preceded in death by her father Joseph Livingston and mother Arlene Martin Livingston, husband Jimmie Ray Scudder, son Samuel Eugene Booth and brother Carl Livingston.
Grandma Scudder is survived by son Michael Scudder, daughter Brenda Herbert (Harry), grandson Greg Scudder (Kelly) granddaughter Casey Gaede (Colton), C lark Herbert, grand dog Maverick, great grandchildren Clint and Cayden, Melissa, Krystal and Jillian and great great grandchild Brooke. Sister Donna Jo Rutledge, brother Jerry Livingston, sisters-in-law Diane Livingston and Linda Scudder Flores. And many nieces and nephews.
Franklin & Downs Funeral Home is honored to serve the Scudder family. Services for Grandma Scudder will be held at Franklin & Downs Ceres Chapel, located at 2561 5th Street, Ceres, CA. Visitation: Tuesday, November 6, 2018, from 5 – 7 p.m. Funeral Service: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Committal to follow; Interment at Ceres Memorial Park.