Peggy grew up in Chippewa Falls (1962 graduate of Chi Hi) and though she lived several other places during her life, she found her base and strength in the strong friendships she made in Chippewa.
She loved art, music, architecture, and travel. She taught Spanish, was a realtor, and worked for architecture magazines. Peggy greatly enjoyed working with children, even that difficult in-between age in middle school.
Outside of work, Peggy's most rewarding experiences were with local community groups dedicated to preserving local architecture. While living in Saint Paul, she volunteered with the Minnesota Historical Society researching nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. She was a member of the Summit Hill Association that worked to preserve the historic character of the neighborhood. She brought that expertise with her when she moved to Sacramento, California, and helped pass ordinances to preserve Sacramento's neighborhoods.
Peggy was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis in her late 40s, and was forced to give up many activities that gave her pleasure, including travel. But she never lost her love of music and architecture, (or her strong opinions - once saying that she couldn't believe the Baroque period gave rise to such wonderful music and terrible architecture).
Funds will support grants in the area of Arts and Culture within Chippewa County.