Peggy Lou Mazoch Barrington

Published 5:51 pm Friday, May 6, 2022

Peggy Lou Mazoch Barrington was born October 1, 1937 in Waelder, Texas.

She was claimed by William Gaines Hardin and Verna Blackmon.

As she approached school age, she was enrolled and attended the Port Arthur Independent School District and graduated.

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Upon graduation, she enrolled and graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas with a Bachelors Business Administration and later obtained a Master’s Degree in Business from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Peggy married Thomas Eugene (Gene) Barrington of Kountze, Texas and to this union was born Laura Denise Barrington.

Her achievements in her journey of life found her as a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Worthy Advisor for Port Arthur Rainbow for girls, member of the Order of Eastern Star #953 and the Bluebell Chapter #856 in Houston, Texas.

Professionally, she was a board member of the Texas Business Education Association where she held all offices at the District level and served as State Secretary for TBEA.

Additionally, she served on the State Textbook Committee of the State Board of Education for two different terms.

As with many teachers, Peggy spent the majority of her life teaching in the Port Arthur ISD for 27 years (1971-1987).

In addition, she was Adjunct Instructor, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas and Lamar College-Port Arthur, Texas during this time span.

Peggy was an enterprising person and one not to idle. Upon retirement, she served as Treasurer for the Port Arthur Association of Retired School Personnel.

Her daughter, Laura Denise Barrington Campbell, survives Peggy: grandchildren, Taylor Barrington Bradford and Micalah Elaine Bradford.

Her parents, Verna B. Hardin and William (Bill) Gaines Hardin, preceded her in death.

A Celebration of Life will be held on May 14, 2022 3:00 p.m. at Schmidt Funeral Home, 1344 West Grand Parkway South.

Condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, 1344 W. Grand Parkway South ~ Katy, Texas  77494 ~ (281) 391-2424