Peggy Gillam passes away at 87

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX)- Margaret “Peggy” Gillam passed away Friday afternoon at her home in Dallas.

Peggy was always right at the heart of the KBTX family. She married Harry Gillam, KBTX’s first vice President and general manager, in 1952 and moved to Bryan with him in early 1957. The couple brought KBTX on air for the first time in May of 1957. Following Harry’s death, Peggy served as a director of the Brazos Broadcasting Company, the corporation that originally owned KBTX.

In 1982, Peggy was one of five local women who founded the Junior League of Bryan-College Station.

In addition to her role with the Junior League, Peggy served the community as a member of the board of directors and board of trustees of the Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center. She played a major role in Bryan ISD’s establishment of a special education program.

Peggy also served on the board of directors of Scotty’s House, served as a chairman for the March of Dimes and was a life member of The Woman’s Club of Bryan, all while supporting numerous other charities and organizations.

Peggy was a member and trustee of the First United Methodist Church of Bryan.

Peggy moved to a retirement community in the Dallas area in 2007, allowing her to be closer to her family, including numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

No matter where she lived, Peggy was known for her kindness, friendship and hospitality.

Peggy Gillam was 87 years old.

In lieu of flowers, her family has requested that donations may be made to Scotty's House, First United Methodist Church of Bryan’s Landscape Endowment or the First United Methodist Church Youth Endowment.