Thursday, July 29, 2010

Peggy Pascoe, a great scholar, teacher & mentor, RIP.

Peggy Ann Pascoe (obituary from

Peggy Ann Pascoe, 55, of Eugene, Ore., died Friday, July 23, 2010, of ovarian cancer.

She was born on Oct. 18, 1954, in Butte to Jane and Frederick Arthur Pascoe Jr. She graduated from Butte High School in 1972. She earned a bachelor's degree in history from Montana State University in 1977, a master's degree in women's history from Sarah Lawrence College in 1980, and a PhD in history from Stanford University in 1986.

She taught women's history at the University of Utah from 1986 to 1996. She was the Beekman Chair of Pacific and Northwest History at the University of Oregon starting in 1996; in 2005 she also became a Professor of Ethnic Studies at UO.

Peggy is survived by her life-partner of 30 years, Linda Long, and their two daughters, Ellie and Joie Pascoe-Long; by her parents, Jane and Art Pascoe of Butte; and four siblings: Bill Pascoe, of Butte, Julie Pascoe of Morgantown, W. Va., Becky Cianca of Butte, and Jennie Macumber of Denver, Colo.; her mother-in-law, Jessica Holliday of Edmonds, Wash., as well as a close family of nieces and nephews. A brother, Robert Pascoe, died previously.

A memorial service will take place at a later date. Contributions to a memorial scholarship in Peggy's name can be made: University of Oregon Foundation, 360 E. 10th Ave., Suite 202, Eugene, OR 97401-3273 or online at with a note designating gift to the Peggy Pascoe Fund in History.

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