Stephen Allen Peregoy

February 4, 1948 - July 30, 2015
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Stephen Allen Peregoy entered eternal rest on Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Laredo, Texas, at the age of 67, following a valiant battle with Brain Cancer.

Born on February 4, 1948, in Charlottesville, Virginia, Stephen grew up in a military family, and as such was raised throughout the Unites States, Canada, and Germany.  In his adolescence, the Peregoy family settled in Biloxi, Mississippi, a place Stephen would come to consider his home town.  He would often refer to himself, while among close friends and family, as being “just a poor ol’ boy from Mississippi, just trying to get by in life,” a saying which always garnered a good chuckle.

In June 1970, Stephen entered into public service upon joining the United States Border Patrol, and thereby introducing Stephen to South Texas, where he would eventually spend the remainder of his life.  Having enjoyed a storied career within the Border Patrol, Stephen proudly served in the Hebbronville, Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana, and finally, Laredo, Texas, duty stations throughout his over 28 years of service.  Having worn many badges, Stephen entered the Border Patrol as a Patrol Inspector, before said title switched to Patrol Agent.  Later in his career, his badge would read Investigator, then Special Agent, and followed by Supervisory Special Agent, all during his tenure working as part of the Border Patrol’s Anti-Smuggling Unit.  Stephen would remain with the Anti-Smuggling Unit until his promotion to Assistant Chief Patrol Agent, in 1988.

Always diligent in performing his official duties, Stephen was a 1984 recipient of the Newton Azrak Award, the Border Patrol’s highest honor, bestowed upon applicable agents for their extraordinary contributions, service, accomplishments reflecting unusual courage or bravery in the line of duty, and/or an extraordinarily heroic or humane act committed during times of extreme stress or emergency.

Stephen would eventually retire from the Border Patrol in 1998, at the age of 50, after achieving the position of Assistant Chief Patrol Agent.  Upon retirement, Stephen, a jack-of-all-trades kind of man, kept himself busy with frequent projects, rarely stopping to take a break.  Throughout his life, and continuing into his retirement, Stephen spent a good portion of his time riding motorcycles, and a fair amount of time working on them as well.  As a former member and past president of the local Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Texas XV Chapter, Stephen, known to his biker brothers as the “Silver Fox,” made numerous memories with fellow lawmen alike who shared in his passion for iron horses.

For as much as he loved motorcycles, Stephen thoroughly enjoyed ranching and hunting.  Between the months of November and January he was rarely found within city limits, as he would persistently be out looking for the “big one.”  This too was a past time Stephen shared with his family and most near and dear friends, a tradition dating back to his 1970 arrival in South Texas, and now carried on by his sons.  Shifting between whitetail deer and wild hogs, Stephen, colloquially known at the ranch as the “hog whisperer,” racked up numerous stories to share over the years, each of which will continue to be shared over and again.

Stephen was a dedicated family man who passed along many valuable lessons to his children and grandchildren alike.  In recent years, one of his greatest joys was spending time with his grandchildren, and passing along all the Peregoy traits that made him the person he was.

Stephen lived every single day of his life, and not many people can have that said of them.  He possessed a strong work ethic and a certain way of doing things that garnered respect from many individuals.  Stephen was allowed the privilege of sharing his life with his loving wife, children, extended family, and some of the best friends a man could ever be blessed to have.

Stephen is preceded in death by his parents, Ashby Allen Peregoy, Sr., and Verna Irene Peregoy.  He survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Janice M. Peregoy; children, Cynthia Ann (Woodrow) Overton, Richard Stephen (Sylvia) Peregoy, and Robert John (Margaret) Peregoy; grandchildren, Caitlee Michelle, Sophia Noel, Arnold Adalberto, Riley Olivia, Woodrow Leo, Jackson Alexander, and Stephen Richard; siblings, Joan Noel (Troy) Craft, Donald Gordon (Leigh) Peregoy; Carol Ann (John) George, and Ashby Allen (Diane) Peregoy, Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Stephen requested to be cremated.  The Peregoy family would like to thank and recognize the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Brain and Spine Center, and Dr. Ivo W. Tremont, M.D., and staff, for their constant, attentive treatment.  The Peregoy family would further like to thank Dr. Ildefonzo Flores, M.D., and staff for their local assistance and guidance throughout this trying time, in addition to the Fred Dickey Funeral and Cremation Services, for their comforting handling of all funeral arrangements.  A very special thank you to Stephen’s sister, Carol Ann George, for her much dedicated, selfless, and tireless assistance in Stephen’s final weeks of life.  In memory of Stephen, and in lieu of flowers, the Peregoy family kindly requests donations be made to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Brain and Spine Center, in Houston, Texas.

The family will be receiving friends, Tuesday, August 4, 2015, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 pm.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, Texas (956)723-3611.  You may leave condolences to the family online at



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Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Celebration of Life at 7:00pm

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Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: February 4, 1948
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Anita T. Villarreal posted on 8/25/15

My deepest sympathy to you Jan & to all the Peregoy family for your great loss. I had the pleasure of working for Mr Peregoy when he was an ACPA until he retired.He was a wonderful boss & friend to work with. I am very sorry I was not able to accompany you all in this time of need. Was out of town baby sitting grandkids. RIP Mr Peregoy My prayers are with you all & God bless. Sincerely Anita & Fam.


Anita T. Villarreal & Fam posted on 8/25/15

Our deepest sympathy to you Jane and all the Peregoy y family for your great loss. I had the the great pleasure of working for Mr Peregoy in 1988


Greg Salinas & Juanita posted on 8/10/15

Our deepest sympathy for the great lose of our dear friend & neighbor. Sorry we were not there accompany u in this time of need. Will pay our respects upon our return to Laredo. Again we r so sorry for ur lose.


Ignacio Salazar posted on 8/10/15

Steve farewell my friend and may God bless you. Nacho


Raymundo Davila posted on 8/6/15

My condolences to the Peregoy family. Have lost a good friend and riding partner. RIP "Mundog"


Susan Haley posted on 8/5/15

To the Peregoy family: We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Susan & John Haley Tampa, FL


Anna & Raul Teran posted on 8/5/15

Peregoy Family, Our condolences, sympathy and prayers for all. Steve will be remembered for his loyalty and dedication to his country and his family. RIP Steve Mr. & Mrs. Raul Teran Phoenix, Arizona


Danny Valdez posted on 8/5/15

My Sincerest Condolences Mrs. Peregoy , Steve, Bobby & Family. I will keep you in my prayers.


Annette Ochoa (Sal Ochoa Jr.) posted on 8/5/15

Mrs. Peregoy I am so sorry for your loss. Stephen was a good man and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Sal Ochoa Jr.


Mary Molina posted on 8/5/15

my sincerest condolences to Jan and her family. Will pray that God give you strength and fortitude during this difficult time. May he rest in peace!


Annette Ochoa (Sal Ochoa Jr.) posted on 8/5/15

Mrs. Peregoy(and family) we are so sorry for your loss. Stephen was a good man and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Sal Ochoa


Joe & Nora Murillo posted on 8/4/15

Our condolences to all the family. So sorry for your loss. May God bless all of you and keep you in his prayers. God Bless.


Norma Santos posted on 8/4/15

Mrs. Peregoy, I was sad to hear about Steve’s passing, please accept my condolences for your loss. It was an honor to have worked with Steve as a co-worker and under his supervision with BP - Anti-Smuggling Unit back in the 1990’s. He was a great supervisor. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.


Betty Kramer posted on 8/4/15

I had the honor of working with Steve in the mid to late 80's. He was the consummate professional. Yet able to maintain a sense of humor. See you on the other side of the sunset, bro. With sincere honor and respect, Betty Kramer,LEMT-P Bexar County Constable's Dept. Pct. 4 San Antonio,TX


Frances Jones posted on 8/4/15

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Marty & Frances Jones


Thomas & Juanita Lozano posted on 8/4/15

Our sincerest condolences to Jan and her children. . Our thoughts and prayers are with the Peregoy family.


Twila Garza posted on 8/4/15

Jan & Family, I extend my sincerest condolences, prayers, and love to you. Your rock has lived an amazing life, albeit shorter than he wanted. May your pain be lessened by the memories of love and happiness spent with him. God Bless you all.


Lisa Zimmerman posted on 8/4/15

I am so sorry that I cannot be there for you all. I'll miss you Uncle Steve. Thanks for my first motorcycle ride... "The life given us by nature is short, but the memory of a life well spent is eternal." - Cicero


Frank Trevino posted on 8/3/15

Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I wish that I could be present in Laredo in order to participate in the Blue Knight's motorcycle escort that Steve “Silver Fox” Peregoy so rightly deserves. It was an honor to have known such a great person and I will truly miss him. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of grief.


Diana Chavez posted on 8/3/15

sorry for your loss.


Dora Lopez posted on 8/3/15

Truly sorry to hear about Mr. Peregoy, thinking and praying for you Jan and family.


Stephen Newman posted on 8/3/15

There is no words to express the loss and heartache your family is going through at this time. We all have a huge hole in our heart that maybe Family, Friends and Time can heal. My love and prayers are with you all. Ride On Steve!! You are one of the 'GOOD GUYS' !!