Life Sketch of
Peggie Jean (Watson) Frame
Peggie Jean Watson was born in Sydney Australia on September 20, 1917. She was the third child born to Robert and Rosina Watson, who originated in Tasmania and then resided in Wahroonga, Sydney. The Watsons were second and third generation Adventists.
Growing up in Wahroonga, Peggie attended the local Church school and followed with a high school education. When Peggie was 13 her mother passed away, and at 17 she lost her father. At this time she went to live with her sister, May Rudge. Peggie had health problems which prevented her from proceeding with further education.
While Robert Frame worked as a clerk in the Division office of the South Pacific Division, he boarded at the home of May Rudge. And so began a courtship which led to the marriage of Bob and Peggie on November 8, 1938. Thus began a period of joint denominational service lasting 48 years. In 1938 Bob was appointed Secretary Treasurer of the Papuan Mission in Papua New Guinea. These days in Papua were most interesting and challenging. Judy was born in 1940, and soon after war came to the Pacific and all women and children were evacuated to Australia. Then in 1942 all men were asked to leave the country, and the family was reunited in Sydney. Bob was appointed Assistant Treasurer of the division and spent many weeks travelling the South Pacific, as the war closed, in the work of rehabilitating the mission field. This meant the Peg and Judy were often left alone.
In 1947 the Frames were back in Papua New Guinea, this time with Bob as President. This was a very busy time planting new missionaries in new territory. The home in Port Moresby became a hospitality center for these new workers in transit and Peggie was a very busy hostess. After 2 years Judyís health necessitated a permanent return to Australia. At this time Peter Robert was adopted into the family. (Judy born December 21, 1940)
So began a period of nearly 30 years in Wahroonga, Bob serving as Division Assistant Treasurer, Associate Secretary, Secretary, and later as President. During these years Peggie worked at the Sydney Adventist Hospital as a Physical Therapist, plus other responsibilities. In 1966, the South Pacific sojourn was interrupted when Bob was called to be an Associate of the General Conference of SDA. This activity covered a period of 4 years. The family enjoyed Washington and Peggie was employed at the Washington Adventist Hospital as a Physical Therapist. With Bob, Peggie saw much of the world church at this time.
In 1970 the call was back to the South pacific Presidency. 1977 it was back across the Pacific again to California and the Adventist Media Center where Bob was President, and Peggie served as a Bible Instructor in the Voice of Prophecy Bible School.
Retirement cam on December 31, 1985 and brought to a closure 50 years of joint service for the Lord. The family retired to Hendersonville, North Carolina and joined the Arden Church where they have been active in many capacities. Here Judy worked at the Park Ridge Hospital, and Peter and family continue to reside in Sydney. Bob would say that Peggie has been a wonderful companion, always interested in the welfare of others, particularly the sick. Peggie was a great home-maker who always put God first. She is ready for ìsainthoodî.
Peggie is survived by daughter, Judith Anne Frame; son, Peter Robert Frame; granddaughters, Kristy Lynn Frame and Sherran Marie (Frame) Evans; and great-grandson Joel Ryan Evans.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Arden Seventh-day Adventist Church, 35 Airport Road Arden, NC.