Margaret "Peg" GAMACHE
Margaret "Peg" Gamache (also known as Zita) has moved on to be with her beloved "Johnny" (John Melvin Gamache) after a long illness. She passed on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. Margaret was the founder, director & much loved teacher at Carnation's Tolt Hill School that she ran for preschoolers and kindergartners from 1980 to 2005. Her husband, John Gamache taught music at the school. She married John in 1976 and he preceded her in death in 1999.
Margaret was born in Minot, North Dakota on February 7, 1933, the eldest of seven children to Mr. & Mrs. Judith & Leon Ward. The family moved to Seattle, Washington in 1943. She graduated from St. Edward's grade school and Holy Rosary high school in Seattle. In the fall of 1952 she entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Tacoma. She continued her education at St. Martin's College in Olympia earning her BA & Masters degree in teaching. She left the Dominican Community after twenty years of teaching in Washington and California.
She is survived by her siblings and families: John E. "Jack" Ward, Michael T. Ward, Barbara J. Nevin, Joan E. Traylor, Mary C. Hirschkorn and Timothy P. Ward. She is also survived by the families of her husband's children; Emilie M. Leming, John Sutton-Gamache, James P. Gamache, Susan E.Gamache, Katy M. Keehn and Paul A. Gamache. Margaret was a deeply spiritual, joyful and loving person and we will all miss her greatly.
Services will be held on Saturday, September 7th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church at 31911 E. Blanche Street, Carnation to be followed by a light lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Carnation Senior Center at 4610 Stephens Avenue, Carnation.
Remembrances may be made to the