Margaret "Peggy" Maude (Salomo) Saffir, 90, of Bentonville, Ark., passed away at Jamestown Health and Rehab in Rogers, Ark. on August 8, 2019. Peggy was born on April 28, 1929 in Kansas City, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents Burt Daniel and Myrtle Lillian Palmer, brother Daniel Edgar Palmer and son Ben Salomo. Also, preceding her in death was her husband Russell Salomo of Bella Vista. She lived in Kansas City, Mo., Marietta, Ga., and Northwest Arkansas. Peggy raised her four children: Ben, Caroline, Beth and Amy, in Kansas City. For many years, she was a homemaker and was an excellent cook, entertainer and sewed many of her children's clothes. She loved antiques and often refinished and restored many pieces for her home. Bedrooms and bathrooms were often painted or wallpapered to give a fresh look to her home, always by her own skill. As a great animal lover, there were always beloved pets at home, mostly cats and dogs. A member of the United Methodist Church, she was involved in many church activities and was always supportive of social causes. She later worked as a bookkeeper and then as an auditor with Roy Green & Associates. Peggy also served as director of BEEP, Bentonville/Bella Vista's first adult education and enrichment program. She is survived by three daughters, Caroline Salomo of Bentonville, Ark.; Beth and her husband Johnny Haney of Bentonville, Ark.; and Amy and her husband André Weiser of New Rochelle, N.Y., as well as nine grandchildren: Petrina Reynolds, Christian Keeney, Larissa Keeney, Sarah Haney, Alice Haney, Mark Haney and his wife Libby, Ariel Weiser, Charlotte Weiser and Harley Salomo, and five great-grandchildren: Christopher Reynolds, Josie Reynolds, Mikayla Krivanek, Desmond Krivanek, and Aubrey Keeney. The family extends thanks to Peggy's many excellent caregivers at the Legacy Village Greenhouse, Jamestown Health & Rehab and Circle of Life Hospice. A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 17th with Rev. Les Oliver and Rev. Dr. Kurt Boggan officiating, followed by a visitation with family and friends at First United Methodist Church in Bentonville. Memorials may be made to ASPCA (www.aspca.org) and the Bentonville First United Methodist Church food pantry or Dorcas ministry (www.fumcbentonville.org). Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com.
Published August 11, 2019