SEILER, Margaret Gordon "Peggy," 90, died peacefully, at home, at Westminster Canterbury in Richmond, July 6, 2013. Born in Savannah, Ga., Peggy was the daughter of George Arthur Gordon of Savannah and Margaret McGuire Gordon of Richmond. She was a granddaughter of Dr. Hunter H. McGuire, a founder of the Medical College of Virginia, and a niece of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of America. She attended the Pape School in Savannah, St. Catherine's School in Richmond, and graduated magna cum laude from Sweet Briar College before serving in the Women's Army Corps from 1944 to 1945. After the war, she taught English at the Savannah branch of the University of Georgia and, in 1951, graduated from the University of Virginia Law School. She was the first female staff member of the Virginia Law Review. Peggy began her legal career in the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary Gottlieb and ended it as an associate at McGuire, Woods & Battle in Richmond. In the mid-1960s, when Peggy and her family lived in the Philippines, she taught English at the American School in Manila. In New Jersey in the 1970s, Peggy served as legal counsel to the New Jersey Commission on Children and Youth and was an editor at Prentice Hall legal publishers. She was a founder of the Richmond Friends of the Library, a former member of the Richmond Junior League, and a parishioner at St. Paul's Episcopal Church and St. James Episcopal Church in Richmond. Peggy was also an active volunteer with the Richmond Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. She is survived by her beloved husband of over 60 years, the Rev. Robert S. Seiler; and their children, Robert S. "Robin" Seiler Jr., Margaret M. Seiler and Louise G. Seiler; daughter-in-law, Lisa Seiler; and son-in-law, Hovey Brock; grandchildren, Diana and Robbie Seiler and Livia and Lucy Brock; and many nieces and nephews. Peggy will be remembered for her intellect and as a devoted wife, mother, aunt and friend. A funeral service will be held at St. James Church, 1205 W. Franklin St., Richmond, on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 11 a.m., reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westminster Canterbury Fund, 1600 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, Va. 23227.

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Dear Margaret, Louise, Rob,and my wonderful Godfather Bob,
I just found out of Peggy's passing today, I am so sorry for your loss. Peggy was an amazing and wonderful person, and who could ever have asked for better Godparents, I love you all very much and will always remember the wonderful times we have shared.
Robert Garfield
Robert Garfield
December 12, 2013
Luanne Holsinger
October 2, 2013
Dear Seiler Family:
I am sorry for your loss. Peggy was a mentor and a great friend to me. I valued our friendship which grew out of being SBC alums. My condolences to you all. Patsy Kraeger (Phoenix, AZ)
August 15, 2013
I hope Peggy is having a grand time with Katherine Driscoll (my mother), Jo Osbun, and Ruthie Nightingale. The Seiler/Gordon families are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan Driscoll Verell
Susan Verell
July 12, 2013
Bob: In countless ways you ad Peggy have enriched my life at W.C. I hope you can take comfort in the fact that she is now free of pain and rejoicing in the fulfillment of her faith.
Charlie McCarthy
July 11, 2013
Dear Bob, Margaret, Louise and Robbie,

Heartfelt prayers for you in your loss. We know you will miss her delightful company and astute mind even as we miss Stuarty and Louis.

Know they are happily getting caught up and awaiting us all.

Love to you,

Glenda Platt and family
July 11, 2013
God bless you and your family, they have done so much for the youth of the country and I am so blessed to be a part of that, thank you.
July 10, 2013
A most remarkable Lady.

May God bless each of you.
Valerie Smith
July 10, 2013
To The Seiler Family,
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
With much love from All of The Hildebrandts
Virginia Hildebrandt
July 10, 2013
Dear Aunt Peggy,

Say hello to Arthur, Mac, and Stuarty. We'll miss you here, but I know you are welcomed there.

with love to all the Seiler family,
Mac Gordon
July 8, 2013
Dear Margaret - Thinking of you and your family and remembering the past conversations with your mother and the insights of her travels she shared. - Briar Chatterjea
July 8, 2013
Bob and family ... I have fond memories of working as Peggy's secretary at McGuireWoods years ago. She was a special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sharon Conlyn, Salem, VA
July 8, 2013