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Peggy Lou Baxter

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Peggy Lou Baxter, of Aspen, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, in Carbondale.Peggy was born May 23, 1928, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Dr. Luke and Mabel Butler. After graduating from the University of Kansas, she married Dr. J. Sterling Baxter on April 9, 1950. They moved to Aspen in 1954, where they raised a family of five daughters. Peggy 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; sisters Vesta Marie (Ned) Wilkins of Henderson, Nev., and Mary Agnes Mathieson of Denver; four nieces; one nephew; daughters Sarah (Steve) Hodges, Rachel Baxter, Ruth (Bob) Wade, Nancy (Brian) Nichols and Margaret (Rick) Cummings; granddaughters Rachel Hodges-Spitsberg, Maile Wade, Abbigail Nichols and Olivia Cummings; and grandsons J. Hodges, Zachary Nichols and Dain Cummings. She was preceded in death by grandson Robbie Wade.A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Prince of Peace Chapel in Aspen.In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions be made to the Aspen Chapel.


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