Peggy Odell

Profile Updated: June 13, 2009
Residing In: Raleigh, NC
Pre-Retirement Occupation: Interior Design
Spouse/Partner: John Giles
Children: Matthew Schneider, age 28, lives in Chicago and works for Underwriter's Laboratories.

Danie More…Schneider, almost 25, lives in Raleigh and is a n audio engineer, dj, and music production.
How did you find our class website?

I realized recently that this would be our 40th year!! At first it depressed me, then I got excited to catch up with everyone from our class! I have never attended one of our reunions and would definitely love to this time around!! So, I first went to which somehow got me to this website.

If you could build a second house anywhere, where would it be?

Anywhere in Italy.

Do you still have family that live around Crystal Lake?

My father, John Odell, just turned 86 and still lives in C.L.

How often do you get back to Crystal Lake?

Twice a year.

Would you ever move back to the Crystal Lake area?

Not likely! I have become too accustomed to our nice weather in North Carolina.

What got you into the kind of work you are or were doing?

After retiring from modeling at age 33.

What previous jobs did you do?

Flight Attendant for American Airlines
Fashion Model
Interior Designer

What did you do immediately following high school?

Went to college at Stephen's College in Columbia, Missouri

What do you see yourself doing in 2029?

Hopefully there won't be drastic changes between now and then! Now, 20 years from now is a different story! I'm not sure what I will be doing!

How long have you been married?

Almost 3 years. (This time!)


Not yet.

School Story:

I am reaching out to all of you to help me recall anything, let alone school stories!! I do, however, remember Mary Nan King doing her crazy bird call during graduation. Anyone else remember that?

Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?

No, and I regret that!! But, through this website I have been fortunate to be in contact with some wonderful old friends.

What have been the high points of your life since high school?

Career that afforded me the opportunity to travel extensively.

Raising my two sons.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Scrapbooking and a few crafty hobbies.

Catch up on movies.


Favorite places to visit?


Places you want to visit but have not yet done so?

Quiet places.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

That I have been married 3 times!!

What are your memories of high school?

Need help in remembering from all of you!

What’s your favorite memory of CLCHS?

Mary Nan King's constant antics that made everyone laugh.

Who was your favorite teacher at CLCHS and why?

Mrs. Nelson, the Latin teacher. She's the only one I remember!

What animal would you be if you could choose one?

My Bichon Frise, Benny, who died a few years ago. He was so pampered and loved. Nothing better.

Have you ever just sat outside in the rain?

Not really!

Have you ever been on TV? Tell us the story!

Yes-through my past career.

When was the last time you belly laughed?

With Susie Wallens Covey on the phone the other night talking about old times at St. Thomas.

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Mar 05, 2018 at 3:33 AM
It's Peggy Odell's birthday today.
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Apr 14, 2016 at 8:09 PM

Hi Peggy,

I came across a book by one of my favorite writers Morris Berman, " Neurotic Beauty: An Outsider Looks at Japan. There is also a lecture on YouTube by him In Praise of Shadows which he discusses his time in Japan. I think you might enjoy it. Please say high to your brother.



It's Peggy Odell's birthday today.
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It's Peggy Odell's birthday today.
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Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 11:00 PM
My husband, John Giles, and me.
Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Daniel, 25, on the left.
Matthew, 28, on the right.
Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 11:00 PM
My dad, John Odell and his adorable girlfriend, Marge.
Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 11:00 PM
I went to a dance with our exchange student, Gus, sometime in High School.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:06 PM
Old Friends - Peggy Odell, Mary Lou Matter Straus, Susie Wallens Covey