Margaret W. "Peg" Owen
1937 - 2021

Margaret W. "Peg" Owen

August 31, 1937- February 02, 2021

Margaret W. "Peg" Owen, 83, of Carlisle, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 while surrounded by her loving family at Chapel Pointe at Carlisle.

She was born August 31, 1937 in Bedford to the late Walter and Helen (Eyler) Wolford and was the widow of John B. "Jack" Owen, Jr. to whom she had been married for 57 years.

Peg was a 1956 graduate of Chambersburg High School. She was hired by the Carlisle YMCA in 1968 as their first female employee. Peg was employed by the Carlisle YMCA for 51 years as a lifeguard, swim coach, and fitness instructor before her eventual retirement. She used to say that she loved what she did so she never looked at it as work because it was like getting paid to play. For more details on Peg's involvement with the Carlisle YMCA please visit to read the full article. Peg was involved with the Red Cross swim program and served as the head swim coach for the Carlisle Industrial Swim Team for many years. She was also involved in organizing many running events to raise money for charitable causes. Peg was a very active and involved member of First Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two sons, John B. "Skip" (wife Tammy) Owen III of Carlisle and Tony Q. Owen of Gardners; two grandchildren, April M. (husband Justin) Brymesser of Gardners and Michael D. (wife Jill) Owen of Carlisle; seven great-grandchildren, Mady, Abi, Liam, Logen, and Eleya Brymesser and Carter and Caden Owen. In addition to her parents and her husband, Peg was preceded in death by three siblings, Jolene, Ronald, and Robert.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 2020 West Trindle Road Carlisle, PA 17013. The service can be viewed by visiting and searching for Owen Service Hoffman on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. or later.

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Published by Carlisle Sentinel on Feb. 5, 2021.
The service can be viewed by visiting and searching for Owen Service Hoffman on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. or later.
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I got to know Peg when my daughter swam for the Carlisle Industrial Pool. She was her coach! It is Feb. 12th and I just now found out this morning that she had passed! She was a wonderful woman whom I will always remember fondly! To her two boys, please know that you are in my prayers!
Darlene Sheaffer
February 12, 2021
Peg was a great person and will be missed by all of us at the Y. I am a swim instructor and will always remember her smile and perkiness. Rest in peace Peg.
Sunny Mannino
February 8, 2021
Peg you will be sadly missed by many.You had my son and granddaughter in swimming lessons I miss going past your kitchen window and you waving at me.R.I.P Peg
Joyce Sheaffer
February 5, 2021
I have so many memory of Peg and Jack I worked with Jack at Daily Express years ago and thru him I met Pegand she took my daughter under her wing and made her a great swimmer. Peggy will be sadly missed by all who knew her
Joyce piper
February 5, 2021
Peggy was the first notice my love for swimming and encouraged my mother to put me on the swim team to which was on for 2 years. Peggy you will be missed by many.
Stacey Failor
February 5, 2021
peg gave me swim leasons at the ymca and i swam in some of here water classes i will miss this fine lady at the y she taught me a lot about swimming you got your wings rip peg
kevin donnelly
February 5, 2021