Peggy Lou Baxter
December 5, 2007
Peggy Lou Baxter, of Aspen, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, in Carbondale.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p. m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Prince of Peace Chapel in Aspen.
Peggy was born on May 23, 1928, in Hutchinson, Kan. She was the first born daughter of Dr. Luke and Mabel Butler. After graduating from the University of Kansas, she was married to Dr. J. Sterling Baxter on April 9, 1950.
Peggy and J. moved to Aspen in 1954 where they raised a family of five daughters. She was an accomplished seamstress and pianist, and used those skills as she assisted the early members of the 4- H club sewing group. Peggy was a very active homemaker who dedicated a majority of her time to supporting her husband and daughters in a variety of school and community related projects and activities. Peggy was a member of the Chapter AR of PEO. While raising her daughters, Peggy was a member of the Aspen Community Church and more recently had been active in supporting the various programs provided by the Aspen Chapel and the Pitkin County Senior Services Center. Throughout her life in Aspen, Peggy enjoyed attending the Aspen Music Festival concerts.
Peggy is survived by her husband, J. Sterling Baxter; two sisters, Vesta Marie Wilkins and her husband Ned of Henderson, Nev.; and Mary Agnes Mathieson of Denver; four nieces and one nephew. In addition, she is survived by her five daughters, Sarah Hodges and her husband Steve, Rachel Baxter, Ruth Wade and her husband Bob, Nancy Nichols and her husband Brian and Margaret Cummings and her husband Rick. Granddaughters Rachel Hodges-Spitsberg, Maile Wade, Abbigail Nichols and Olivia Cummings and grandsons J. Hodges, Zachary Nichols, Dain Cummings and Robbie Wade who preceded her in death in 2002.
The family asks in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Aspen Chapel.