Peggie A. Reynolds (1944 - 2015)

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Peggie Ann Reynolds, 70, was born in Berlin, N.H., on Feb. 21, 1944. She was raised along the Alaska Railroad by her parents, who were cooks. She was homeschooled until her Freshman year, when she entered Seward High School and graduated as Valedictorian of her Class in 1962. Peggie was honored to represent the territory of Alaska as Ms. Matanuska Maid in a parade in Chicago, Ill., in 1958, as Alaska pursued statehood. She married her first love, Bernie Trevethan, in 1962, and welcomed their daughter, Deenie, to the world in 1963. Bernie preceded her in death in 1966, following a fatal vehicle accident. Shortly thereafter, she and Deenie moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where some years later she would fall in love again. In 1975, Peggie married Sherman Reynolds, who happened to be Deenie's fourth, fifth and sixth grade teacher. Who knew parent teacher conferences could be so exciting? Together, Peg and Sherm had many grand adventures. Once, they were even rescued by a military helicopter while floating the Deshka with Deenie and stepdaughter, Diane Reynolds. She loved spending time at the cabin on Little Lake Louise, snow machining, cooking gourmet meals on the wood stove and, of course, beating the boys at fishing. Peggie and Sherman owned and ran Bush Landscaping and Nursery. Her artistic abilities and love of plants and flowers are shown through her landscaping designs that can be seen all over Anchorage. Peggie had a very kind, generous and loving soul. She passed away on Jan. 13, 2015, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska, while surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Marge Shallow. She is survived by her husband, Sherman Reynolds; daughter, Deenie Robertson; stepdaughter, Diane Reynolds; grandchildren, Hayley Schank, Evan Robertson, Eli Brown and Emma Brown; and great-grandchildren, Ava Schank and Abigail Robertson. The funeral service and celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home, 11621 Old Seward Highway.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 15, 2015