The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Pegge Joanne Dent Bays


September 27, 1932 -

March 23, 2020

Pegge was born in Ventura, California where she met and married her highschool sweetheart, Jim Bays. They attended college at Cal Poly, then moved to the East Coast and Germany while Jim was in the Army. After coming home to California, they bought a farm in Porterville where they raised their children. Sixteen years later, they moved to Montana and eventually bought a dryland farm between Big Timber and Rapelje.

Pegge was a great seamstress, quilter, gardener, and she loved to share her gifts with those around her. Her cooking abilities kept her busy wi...

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