Peggy Ann Cooper-Sandberg passed away peacefully at her home after a 30-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Anybody who knew her when she was healthy knew she was a kind and gentle soul.

Born in New Salem, North Dakota, her family moved to California while she was an infant. She resided in Marin County working at Bank of America until moving to Southern Humboldt with her second husband Charles, aka "Sandy," in 1981, where she worked at Williams Chevrolet and then did bookkeeping at home when she started to see signs of her disease. Peggy and Sandy were forced to move to Eureka because of their medical issues in 2004, losing Sandy that same year from lung cancer.

She is survived by her daughters, Tracy, Terry, and Tammy Dotson of Eureka and Toni Genaro of Miranda; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Craig of Huntington Beach, and Cindy Law of Petaluma; an additional four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty LeFevre of Danville, Fern Granthum of Louisiana, and Carol Sharp of Alturas; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Sandy; the father of her daughters, Kenneth Dotson; and her brother, Lloyd Cooper.

Her family gathered immediately following her loss. Another gathering is planned at Lake Berryessa later in the year to reunite Peggy and Sandy at a favorite vacation spot from the 70s, where many happy memories are.


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Thank you for all of the kind words and prayers from our family and friends.

In lieu of flowers or gifts please give to the local hospice or volunteer for a caregiver. It’s a difficult job.