The Merimon Family's Hope Continues - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/4/07

The Merimon Family's Hope Continues

Musicians took the stage at Buffalo Springs Lake Saturday to help raise money for the family of missing Lubbock woman Peggy Merimon.

You may recall Merimon was last seen leaving the Lubbock State School with her co-worker Kay Harrelson August 9, 2006, 360 days ago today. Harrelson's body was found days later, but almost a year after her disappearance, search crews are still looking for Merimon. 

"I'd say somewhere around $14,000," said Gearl Merimon

And  $14,000 and 360 day's later Gearl hasn't lost hope in finding his wife of nearly 24 years, Peggy.

"I'm hoping that if I don't find her that somebody does," Gearl said.

Gearl has searched for his wife every weekend since her disappearance, and that $14,000 has come in handy as some of the terrain they search on can only be searched by ATV or 4WD vehicle.

"My brothers put up about 90 percent of it, and we've had some donations too. So its helped out a lot from people donating so it's coming in different directions," Gearl said. "My personal goal it so that there's no room left. To completely fill it [concert] up," Gearl said.

Compared to the search as a whole, the $12 people will pay to enjoy the live acts, for many, is a small price to pay to help a grieving husband find his missing wife.

"I know the anniversary's coming up. I don't consider it really an anniversary but a sad day really, and I haven't decided what I'm going to do on that day or where I'm going to be," Gearl said.

Gearl added that he will be out searching again Sunday.

Peggy Merimon Search Timeline
Follow the search for Peggy Merimon in the special section collecting all of the news stories related to her disappearance.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

    Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

    Monday, April 23 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-04-23 18:18:31 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-04-26 21:07:56 GMT
    The Brownsville Herald reports Gilberto Escamilla told the court the fajita scheme spun out of control. (Source: gaudiikari/Wikicommons)The Brownsville Herald reports Gilberto Escamilla told the court the fajita scheme spun out of control. (Source: gaudiikari/Wikicommons)

    A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

    A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

  • Dream job: Harley-Davidson paid interns get a motorcycle too

    Dream job: Harley-Davidson paid interns get a motorcycle too

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-04-23 13:35:31 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-04-26 21:07:50 GMT
    Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid to ride a Harley and share their adventures on social media. (Source: Pixabay)Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid to ride a Harley and share their adventures on social media. (Source: Pixabay)

    Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its paid summer internship program.

    Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its paid summer internship program.

  • List of items eligible for Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday

    List of items eligible for Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday

    Thursday, April 26 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-04-26 21:07:49 GMT
    (Source: Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management)(Source: Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management)
    (Source: Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management)(Source: Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management)

    You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free during the 2018 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, April 28 through April 30.

    You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free during the 2018 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, April 28 through April 30.

Powered by Frankly