Margaret P. Welcher |

Margaret P. Welcher

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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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