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Margaret Jamieson WINKLER Obituary check_circle

WINKLER, Margaret Jamieson (Peggy), age 91, died with her family at her side on February 4, 2012. She was born and raised in Madison, WI. She attended the University of Wisconsin where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She transferred to Barnard College in New York City where she graduated in 1943. That year, she married Howad Alan Winkler, MD, whom she met while at the University of Wisconsin. Howard was enlisted in the Army Air Corps for the next four years as a flight surgeon during which time they had two children. Following his release form the Army, he became a country doctor in Pardeeville, WI where two more children were born. After 15 years the family moved to Denver CO where Peggy became an avid member of the Denver chapter of the League of Women Voters, while Howard completed a residency in Psychiatry. After three years, they moved to Durango, CO, where they lived for 11 years. Peggy continued her involvement in the League of Women Voters and was appointed the first female Planning Commissioner of Durango and La Plata County. She and Howard moved one last time to Tucson, AZ. Peggy became interested in needlepoint, joining the West where she volunteered many hours and at one time, served as president. Married for 68 years, Peggy is survived by her husband, Howard of Tucson, AZ; daughter, Margaret (Mike Jiru) of Madison, WI; sons, John (Mei) of Houston, TX; Tom (Trisha ) of Salem, OR; Robin (Mei Hua) of Taipei, Taiwan; granddaughter, Margaretmei of Houston; grandsons, Colin and Jamieson of Salem; sister, Marion Meigs of Portland, ME; sister-in-law, Helen Jamieson of Poynette, WI; several nieces and nephews. She was preceeded in death by her parents, Rodney and Marion Jamieson and brothers, Tom and John. A family service will be held at a later date at Long Lake in the north woods of Wisconsin where Peggy has requested her ashes be returned to the earth. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel.

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