Peggy Landis Matli, died June 11, 2020, at her home in the White Oak Community near Fredericksburg, Texas, at the age of 70.
Peggy Ruth Landis was born Aug. 29, 1949 in Fredericksburg to Ernest and Ruby Pfiester Landis.
She is survived by her daughter, Lindsey Matli of Fredericksburg; brother Jack (Connie) Landis of Hockley, Texas; nephew Heath Landis of New Braunfels, Texas; nephew Justin Landis of Hockley; step-nephew Keith (Nicolette) Tucker of Marquez, Texas; step-niece Michelle Hamilton of Anderson, Texas; Ken Matli of Alpine, Texas; and Roy Modgling and family of Hondo, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Peggy was raised in Fredericksburg, and as the daughter of a horse trader, she spent her childhood riding horses and spending time with her mother at the family ranch in the White Oak Community.
She also enjoyed time with her aunt and uncle, Laura and Gilbert Schmidt, who raised registered Angora goats. Later in life she spent many summers attending summer goat sales in Rocksprings, Texas and Junction, Texas.
She and her brother Jack were very close, and she when she graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1967, she followed him to Sul Ross State University in Alpine. She graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and in 1982 with a Master of Education.
In 1970 she married Ken Matli, from Prescott, Arizona. They settled down in Alpine, and had their daughter, Lindsey, in 1984.
At Alpine High School, Peggy taught government, history and journalism, coaching the University Interscholastic League journalism team, and publishing the yearbook. She ultimately became a counselor.
She moved back to Fredericksburg in 1989, and began working at Fredericksburg High School. She was counselor, vocational coordinator and assistant principal. She helped establish the alternative school, and was part of a team that worked to have the high school recognized as a Blue-Ribbon School. She also coordinated a program that placed students in the local workforce.
In the summer of 1998, she met Roy Modgling, with whom she shared her last 22 years. They enjoyed traveling and spending time with their families, friends, and neighbors.
Peggy retired in 2008, and moved to the ranch at White Oak. She restored and expanded the family home, raised cattle and Angora goats, and ran a hunting operation.
She was active in the community, having served as a director of the Gillespie County Farm Bureau, Hill Country Sheep and Goat Organization, and Hill Country Cattle Women. She was active in Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, and belonged to several other local and state organizations. She received many awards and accolades for her hard work and contributions.
A family graveside service and interment will be held on Tuesday, June 16 at 10 a.m. at Hill Crest Cemetery, Morris Ranch. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. at her residence at 4836 White Oak Road. Services will be live streamed, and can be viewed at cordiallyinvited.live. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given in her memory to the Peggy Matli Scholarship Fund, Hill Country Sheep and Goat Organization, or to the charity of your choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent at schaetter.com.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schaetter Funeral Home.