LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – After some help from a fundraiser, the Merimon family will finally be able to lay Peggy to rest. The funeral will be at Trinity Christian Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 3rd. A burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery.
Friends and family of Peggy Merimon gathered together five weeks after her remains were found for a benefit to help raise money for funeral arrangements. Hundreds gathered at the Elks Lodge on Saturday for the benefit. The community was able to play in poker tournaments, raffles, listen to live music and swim at the pool. All donations and proceeds went to help Peggy's husband and family. They were able to raise nearly half of the money needed for her burial.
Four years after she disappeared, Peggy Merimon's body was found on May 8th, by a man on an ATV in North Lubbock County. When Peggy Merimon and Kay Harrelson disappeared from the Lubbock State School in 2006, searchers found Harrelson's body 11 days later, but they spent months looking for Merimon.
Harrelson's body was found about 12 miles from the area where Merimon's remains were found. Searchers say they had been near the area before. In September, police arrested Mickey Patterson, one of Harrelson and Merimon's co-workers, for both murders even though they only had one body at the time.
His trial was to begin on June 1st, but due to the discovery of Peggy, the trial was postponed.
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