Peggy J. Thayer

Peggy J. Thayer, age 82, a resident of Colorado Springs since July of 1972 passed away on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the Pikes Peak Hospice Residence. She was a retired registered nurse, loving Air Force wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Peggy June Feiser was born June 1, 1930 in Hagerstown, MD to the late Merle C. and Hester L. (Cook) Feiser. She was a 1948 graduate of Hagerstown High School and graduated from nursing school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. In 1954, she was commissioned a First Lieutenant in the USAF Nursing Corp. She received her flight wings in 1955 from the USAF flight nursing school. She married Frederick A. Thayer, Jr. on September 7, 1955 at Loring Air Force Base, ME.

Peggy was an active member of Holy Apostles Parish where she served on the bereavement committee. She also volunteered with Grandfriends at Penrose School and served on the advisory council to the Catholic Chapel at the Citadel. She enjoyed Bible studies, reading, classical music, theater, gardening and traveling.

She is survived by her loving husband Frederick A. Thayer, Jr. USAF (Ret.) of Colorado Springs; four daughters: Christine (Paul) Butalla of Tucson, AZ; Mary (Kevin) Thayer – Regan of Rio Rancho, NM; Diane Torchia (Don Johnson) of Pensacola, FL; and Theresa (Don) Garrot of Tucson, AZ, and 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters all of Hagerstown, MD.

Peg will be best remembered for her devotion to her Catholic faith, her love of family and her dedication to the nursing profession, compassion to the sick and those less fortunate.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 North Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917. A luncheon reception will follow the services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 2550 Tenderfoot Hill Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906, or to The Marion House, 14 West Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903.

This gentle spirit and woman of faith will be deeply missed.

The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to Dr. Stephen Telatnik and the Pikes Peak Hospice Staff for their compassion and gentle care of our wife and mother.

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