Pequegnat was born Oct. 24, 1958 in Orange County, Calif. She grew up in Bryan and College Station, Texas, when her parents worked in the oceanography department at Texas A&M University. She received a bachelor of arts in French from the University of Texas in Austin.
Her first postgraduate job was in Paris, where she worked for a public relations firm doing promotional work for the Grand Prix Races. During this time, she traveled Europe to the race locations; she subsequently moved to La Jolla and for the last 19 years worked as an administrative assistant for the Scripps Health administrative offices in La Jolla. Her sudden death has left a vacant hole in the hearts of her family and friends, who will miss her very much.
She is survived by her mother, Linda Pequegnat, of La Jolla; her brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Paula Pequegnat, of San Diego; her former sister-in-law, Leslie Pequegnat, of San Diego; nieces and nephews Brie Pequegnat, of Montgomery, Texas; Spencer Pequegnat, student at the University of California, Santa Cruz; Ryan Stahl, graduate student at Pennsylvania State University; and Rachel Stahl, attending Palomar College in San Diego.
She is also survived by her half-sister, Willo Pequegnat, of Bethesda, Md.; her half-brother, John Pequegnat, of Fieldbrook, Ca.; her niece, Alexandra Skowronski (Tom), of Silver Spring, Md.; her nephew, Geoffrey White, of Murrieta, Ca. and her longtime friend, Becky Harrison Wood, of Bryan, Texas.
Pequegnat was buried at El Camino Memorial Park Cemetery in San Diego. Memorial service plans are pending.