Margaret P. Welcher
Aspen, CO Colorado
Dr. Margaret P. Welcher passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, in hospice care at Aspen Valley Hospital with her husband, Bill, at her side. She was 58 years old.
She is survived by her spouse, William (Bill) C. Welcher, son William (Bill) M. Welcher, daughter Christine M. Welcher, and brothers Paul and Stanley Posluszny and their families. Margaret was a dedicated mother and, at different phases of her career, an inspiring psychologist, registered nurse and teacher. She loved gardening, reading and thoughtful introspection. Her thoughtful approaches to challenges in the face of adversity always have been an inspiration to her husband and children.
Most recently as a psychologist, she provided compassionate services to individuals, especially the elderly, in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. In 1993, she and a colleague began the nursing program at Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus after many years serving the region around Glenwood Springs as a registered nurse at Valley View Hospital. In 1994, she and several other nurses from the Glenwood Springs area participated in a Friendship Bridge knowledge sharing trip to Vietnam. While in Vietnam, they taught an impromptu two-week nursing course since many more local health care practitioners than expected attended. In addition to her teaching nursing at CMC, earlier in her career she taught nursing at Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y. Margaret married Bill Welcher on Dec. 18, 1971. Margaret was born in Bayonne, N.J., on Jan. 23, 1949.
A private family ceremony will take place this spring in New Jersey.
Margaret had asked that memorials be directed to the charity of one’s choice.
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