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Margaret Counts

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Counts, Margaret H. (Peggy)

Margaret H. (Peggy) Counts, age 92, passed away on June 14, 2017. She was born on January 1, 1925 in Santa Fe, her parents were Glenn R. Haste and Elsie M. Berger Haste. She was a resident of Albuquerque since 1955 and a lifelong resident of New Mexico.

Peggy married Myrtis W. Counts on January 17, 1948. He preceded her in death in 1995. Together they had three children. Peggy and Myrt spent many happy years building and enjoying their cabin in Platoro, CO, where she was an avid fisher.

She is survived by her children, Martha (Marti) Brittenham and husband, Philip of Tijeras, James W. Counts and wife, Irene of Alamogordo and Janeen Counts of Tijeras; brother, Glenn Haste, Jr. and wife, Bettye of Oak Ridge, TN; grandchildren, Nicholas and Andrew Brittenham, Joel and Rene Molenda, and Joshua and Kate Douglas; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Elsie Haste; husband, Myrtis; sister, Evelyn Worley; son-in-law, Michael Wade Douglas.

Peggy was a life member of OES #19 in Santa Fe, a member of Yucca Temple, Daughters of the Nile and Alhydaiya Committee. She was also a member of St. John's Methodist Church.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017, 1:00 p.m., at FRENCH â€" University. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Ballut Abyad Shrine Transportation Fund, 6600 Zuni Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Please visit our online guestbook for Peggy at

Published in Albuquerque Journal from July 15 to July 16, 2017
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