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Margaret "Peggy" Bridston, 75

Margaret "Peggy" Bridston, 75, of Bemidji died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007 in Glenview, IL of cancer. She was born March 5, 1931 to Deedie and Ronald Cullen in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Central High School in Tulsa and attended the University of O...

Margaret "Peggy" Bridston, 75, of Bemidji died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007 in Glenview, IL of cancer.

She was born March 5, 1931 to Deedie and Ronald Cullen in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Central High School in Tulsa and attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman before receiving a bachelor of science in commercial art from Tulsa University in 1954.

She worked at a commercial art studio in San Francisco and at the Hunter's Point naval shipyard as an electrical engineering draftsman. She helped refit the Bon Homme Richard aircraft carrier.

She married Paul Bridston in 1955 in Tulsa and moved to Grand Forks. She worked with Melberg Advertising and Roy Jones Printing.

In 1979, they returned to Tulsa. In 1987, they moved to their Bemidji area lake home. She sold her paintings at Gallery North in Bemidji.

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She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority remodeling committee, PEO and two bridge clubs. She sponsored Republican Christmas home tours and sang in the United Lutheran Church choir.

She is survived by her husband; son, Peter (Karen) of Minneapolis; two daughters, Sara Mikkelson of Minneapolis and Becky (Tim) Pontarelli of Glenview, IL; two sisters, Ann Powell and Betsy Cullen, both of Houston, TX; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Peddycoart.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 5 at First Lutheran Church in Bemidji.

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the LUNGevity Foundation.

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