Margaret Gallatin

  • "I miss you, mama."
    - Peg Banks
  • "Sorry to be so late finding out about Peggy's passing. ..."
    - Harry Banks
    - Barbara Starr-List
  • "I have been thinking of Nana so often lately, and I think..."
    - Ed and Gwen Bigham
  • - Gwen Bigham

Margaret 'Peggy' Elaine (Burrell) Gallatin, 83, died May 26, 2010, at home in Anchorage.

Interment will be at Union Cemetery in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, at a later date

Peggy was born Aug. 20, 1926, in Ridgeley, W.Va., to Andrew J. Burrell and N. Pearl (Acord) Burrell. A graduate of Allegheny High School and Catherman Business School in Cumberland, Md., Peggy married Harry M. Gallatin on June 14, 1947. They made their first homes in West Virginia before owning their dairy farm in western Pennsylvania. They moved to the Gettysburg, Pa., area in 1966. There Peggy retired in 1991 as chief of marine and aviation licensing for the Federal Communications Commission.

She later moved to Hamburg, Pa., to be with her son and his family, and was a member of the Hamburg Community Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She had lived in Anchorage since 2006.

The family wrote: "Peggy was a loving wife, mother, and 'Nana' to many beyond her own family. Her life was built on the pillars of family, faith, and music. A classically trained pianist, she served her church through music for over 70 years. She loved sharing six-part gospel harmonies with her husband and children, and cherished nothing more than hearing her family sing. She trusted in God through many adverse circumstances and taught her family to do the same."

She is survived by her son, Matthew L. Gallatin and his wife Alice of Sandpoint, Idaho; son, Kelly B.

Gallatin and his wife Beverly of Hamburg, Pa.; daughter, Peg E. (Gallatin) Banks of Anchorage; grandchildren, Joshua and wife Tiffani, and Kaci, all of Idaho; Shane and Danika of Hamburg, Pa,; and great-grandchildren, Zachary, William and Luci, all of Idaho. She is also survived by her loving family at Fine Pearle Assisted Living in Anchorage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Amory F. Burrell and Marion R. Burrell; her husband, Harry M. Gallatin; and son, Barry C. Gallatin.

Memorial donations may be directed to Friends of Pets, P.O. Box 240981, Anchorage 99524.

Arrangements are with the Cremation Society of Alaska,

Published in Anchorage Daily News from May 31 to June 1, 2010