Margaret Ann "Peg" Wilson (1929 - 2017)

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Margaret Ann "Peg" Wilson, age 87, died on Sept. 1, 2017, at Providence Hospital surrounded by her family.
A rosary will be said at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 16300 Domain Lane in Eagle River, Alaska. Reverend Arthur Roraff will officiate.
Peg was born on Oct. 24, 1929, in Graceville, Minn., to Raymond and Grace Flynn. She attended grade school in a one-room school house in western Minnesota. She graduated from high school in Beardsley, Minn., and from nurses training at St. Cloud, Minnesota Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. She spent her first year of nursing at the University of Iowa.
In 1952, she accepted a nursing position at St. John's Hospital in Jackson, Wyo. It was there that she met her future husband and love of her life, Steve. They were married on Nov. 24, 1956, in Beardsley. Her nursing experience was intermittently interrupted by the birth of five children and several moves related to Steve's work. She worked part-time at Memorial Hospital in Riverton, Wyo., from 1959 to 1967; and Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., from 1967 to 1975, when Steve was transferred to Anchorage with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She worked at Anchorage Medical and Surgical Clinic from 1975 to 1982; and as a receptionist/assistant to Dr. Mahlon Shoff until his death in 1989. She spent the last several years of her more than 40-year career working for ASB Meditest.
Beginning in 1987, until health issues prevented her participation after 2003, Peg greatly enjoyed set-net fishing in Bristol Bay with Steve and various family members. Peg will be remembered for her robust zest for life. People were drawn to her warm, friendly personality and infectious laughter. She was generous and giving to a fault.
Peg was preceded in death by her parents; her "Sis," Melissa Hayne and husband Bill; and her brothers-in-law, "Bud" Sauer and Philip Wilson.
She is survived by her husband, Steve; her sister, Kaye Sauer of Maplewood, Minn.; children, Patricia Jarrett and husband Dewey, Raymond Wilson and wife Rana, Jennifer Witt and husband Paul, all of Anchorage and Eagle River, Alaska, Christopher Wilson and wife Cindy of Derby, Kan., and Stephanie Wilson of Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren, Erin Murnan of Lexington, Ky., Nick Murnan of Bremerton, Wash., Estelle Riley and husband Chris, and children Michael and Ty of Colorado Springs, Colo., Andrew "AJ" Wilson and wife Jenny, and children Catherine, Matthew and Patrick of Wichita, Kan., Rachael Guerrero and husband Tyler, and children Ben and Elaina of Derby, Kan., Margaret Louis and husband Matthew of Houston, Texas, Charles Wilson, Lucas Wilson and Samuel Wilson of Derby, Kan.; and step-granddaughter, Tamara Bennett and her son Donavan of Anchorage.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating your time, talent or treasure to in honor of Peg.
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St Andrews Catholic Church
16300 Domain Ln
Eagle River, AK 99577
(907) 694-2170
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Sept. 7, 2017
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