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Mary Margaret "Peggy" Van Winkle

1939 - 2015 Obituary Condolences

Graveside services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Avis Cemetery in Avis for Mary Margaret "Peggy" Van Winkle of Avis.

Mrs. Van Winkle, 75, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at her home.

Family members will officiate at the services. Honorary pallbearers will be Stetson Elkins, Andrew Van Winkle, Zach Van Winkle, Denny Burnett and Carter Adams.

Peggy was born July 23, 1939, in Boone County, Ky.; the daughter of Robert Burkitt and Kathleen (Tooney) Burkitt. She was a long-time Avis resident.
On March 7, 1959, she married John L. "Jake" Van Winkle in Juarez, Mexico.
Peggy worked as a high school librarian and was a member of the Dunken Community Fellowship.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson Jace Van Winkle.

Survivors include her husband Jake Van Winkle of the family home; daughter Tami Elkins and husband Alden of Dunken; sons Bob Van Winkle and wife Diane of Roswell, and Gary Van Winkle also of Roswell; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister Sylvia Green of Carlsbad.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Terpening & Son Mortuary.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 23 to Feb. 22, 2015
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