Peggy J. Carr-Rainville

Peggy Carr Photo0001Peggy Jean Carr-Rainville, a recent Pullman resident died Tuesday morning, October 24, 2017 at Bishop Place in Pullman. She was 89.

Peggy was born Aug. 7, 1928 in Oregon City, Oregon to Ruth and Perry Hogan.

Peggy spent many years as a housewife and worked 30+ years at Edward Hines Lumber Co. in Hines, Oregon as a millworker.

Peggy was married in 1946 to Ted Whitesell and they had one daughter, Pauline.

They divorced in 1962.  She married a few years later to Jim Howard in Burns, Oregon.  They had one son, James M. Howard, Jr.  This marriage also dissolved.

She then married Byron Carr also of Burns, Oregon.  They remained married for over 30 years.  They both retired, moved to Missouri, then to Mesa, Arizona living there until Byron passed away.

In 2004, she married Arthur T. Rainville in Mesa, Arizona.  They lived an active life of travel, dancing, and socializing.

Peggy enjoyed bowling, playing billiards, playing cards, crafts, cooking and dancing.

Peggy was always a happy lady with a big smile on her face.  She loved people, parties, and especially her family.  She had many friends and was loved by all.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur T. Rainville, Daughter, Pauline (Polly Walker), Son, James (Jim) M. Howard Jr., 8 Grandchildren, 17 Great-Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sat., Oct. 28th 3:00 PM in Moscow, Idaho. At the Best Western-University Inn in the Centennial room.  Dinner will be served, so RSVP is required.

Her remains will be placed in the Mountain View Cemetery in Mesa, Az.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Association in her name.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to

One Response to Peggy J. Carr-Rainville

  1. Michael says:

    Dear Carr-Rainville family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Peggy. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.

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