Margaret "Peggy" Catherine Hyland
Keith, I have just today learned of Peggy's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember and cherish deeply the times that I was able to spend with you and Peggy at the many KBS meetings and events. She was truly a treasure.
I learnt 22 March 2013 on Comment on Kentucky that Peggy Hyland died earlier in the month. In 1978-79, I worked for the Host State Committee for the 1979 Southern Legislative Conference which was held in Kentucky. It was then when I made Peggy's acquaintance. She was a valuable colleague. The next time we met was when Vic Hellard laid in state in the Capitol Rotunda; we were next to each other. If I needed help at the Legislative Research Commission, she was a good contact. My condolence to her family. (My career after LRC was with the Division of Water from which I retired in 2003.)
Peggy served as my sophomore biology teacher at DeSales High School in 1971-1972, and inspired me to pursue a career in teaching Biology as well as German. She was a phenomenal teacher, who encouraged "hands-on" learning. Her passion for scientific discovery had a lasting impact on me and others. I have been honored to see her since that time, and even used her textbook in teaching environmental biology. I was also honored to get to know others in her family. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Be assured of my continued prayers and support for all of you. Peggy (Ms. Hyland's) love for the "study" and experience of LIFE will continue to inspire me as it does all of you.
Keith and family, our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. May the memories and joys of Peggy be in your hearts. She inspired me and Doug and I will miss her deeply. Blessings
I had the privilege to work for Peggy at LRC. She was a most amazing woman and the best boss I ever had. I will always remember her professionalism, her kindness and her compassion. She was truly one of a kind.