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Peggy Outen Underwood
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  • MUSC Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund.

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“I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful and friendly wife. She always knew your name and never met a stranger. My prayers are with...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Ruth Dudley - Charlottesville, VA

“Dr. Underwood,I spoke to Keisha today and found out about your beautiful Peggy's passing. I am just so sad and upset to hear of this news.I am so...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Cindy Orton - Goose Creek, SC

“My Condolences to the Family and sorry for your loss ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Mahmoud Mostafa - Columbia, SC

“Dear Underwood and Muller Families,We treasure the memory of Peggy, with her kindness and friendship,and wish for comfort and peace for all closest...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Fran and Nick Osborne, Markoff - NY

“Dr. Underwood, my thoughts are with you and your family during this sad time. Your patient, Judy Ford ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“You have my deepest condolences. I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Dana LeDoux-Cortez - Cypress, TX

“Rest In Peace Peggy.Peggy was just such a wonderful lady. She was kind, generous, elegant and beautiful. She welcomed me with open arms when we first...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Sarah Imam - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Dr. Underwood, I was saddened to read of the passing of your wife.May you and your family be warmed by beautiful memories of her. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Annette PLEXICO - Summerville, SC

“My heart is broken. My thoughts and prayers goes out to you all during this time of sorrow. Mrs. Peggy was a beautiful soul and she will be truly...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Katrina McNeil

“I cannot begin to express the sadness I feel. Peggy was such a wonderful lady. A true Southern Belle. I will never forget the kindness she always...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Jane Assey - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Sending my deepest condolences to this beautiful family. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Keisha Baird - Mount pleasant, SC

“I am praying for you ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Debbie Warren - Mooresville, NC

“So sorry, Paul. My prayers, love and thoughts are with you, Mary and all of your family. Love... Debbie and Jamey ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Jamey and Debbie Carter - SC

“I am very saddened to learn of Ms Peggy's passing. What an incredibly lovely, vivacious, and gracious lady she was. I'm sure she will be sorely...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Our hearts and prayers are with you at this most sorrowful time. Celebrate her life. We love you Dr Underwood. Paul and Ann ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Paul and Ann Comer - Mt pleasant, SC


Peggy Outen Underwood of Johns Island, S.C. passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, February 17, 2018. Peggy was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina on March 1, 1935 to John and Jane Outen. She attended Furman University and Lander College.

In 1957 she married Dr. Paul B. Underwood, Jr. Peggy taught English at North Charleston High School while her husband finished medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina. Peggy and Paul have always called Charleston home but they enjoyed living in Charlottesville, VA for over 20 years while Paul was the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Peggy was the past President of the Medical University Women's Club, past President of the University of Virginia Women's Club, and past President of the Monticello Garden Club. She was a proud member of Grace Episcopal Church in Charleston, the Charleston Symphony Auxiliary, the Greater Lowcountry Republican's Club, and the Farmington Country Club.

She is survived by her husband and children: Paul Benjamin Underwood, III (Kimberly) of Santa Fe, N.M.and Mary Underwood Muller (Doug) of Johns Island, S.C., and her grandchildren: Benjamin Muller (Morgan) of Dallas, TX; Jacquilyn Underwood of Denver, Co, and Olivia and Henry Vicena of Cincinnati, OH; and many wonderful nephews, nieces and their children. She was predeceased by her brothers, William Outen and Roy Outen, and by her sister, Pansy Outen Sumner.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MUSC Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund.