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Obituary for Margaret Donley

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Margaret Donley

August 2, 2017 - May 23, 1927

Ella Margaret (Peggy) McCully Donley passed away peacefully on August 2, 2017, at the age of 90.

Born May 23, 1927, in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary (Visnofsky) McCully. She grew up in Ramey, Pennsylvania, where their family owned a small Buick Dealership and Garage. She only ever drove a Buick.
She graduated from Penn State and always loved any news about the Nittany Lions.

She married Glenn Donley in April of 1953. They had three sons. They moved to Utah in 1965 when Glenn was transferred to Hill Air Force Base. She would often say, ” who would have thought I would have ended up here” in Utah. She certainly had her hands full raising three boys, especially with Glenn often away on TDY. She and the boys did manage to join him on some trips, and there were some interesting travel stories, like the time they went to Bermuda.

Everyone enjoyed working with Peggy at Sears, the IRS, Castletons, and at the doctor’s office. She was always immaculately dressed throughout her long career in sales and bookkeeping. After working for 48 years she finally retired at 82. She enjoyed knitting and cooking and kept herself very busy maintaining her lovely home. She loved her little dog Trixie that she rescued from a shelter soon after Glenn’s passing. They were great company for each other.

She is survived by her three sons, Patrick, Daniel, and Braden (Fiona); her two grandchildren, Jerad and Jason; and her two great grandchildren, Jaiden and Caitlyn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Mary Lou Calhoon; her brothers, Lawrence and Robert McCully; her husband, Glenn; and her daughter-in-law, Dianne Parker Donley.

Services will be at the Elim Lutheran Church at 575 23rd Street Ogden, Utah, on Tuesday, August 8th.There will be a family and friends visitation at 10:00-10:45 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am.

Services entrusted to Leavitt’s Mortuary.

 

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Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Time: 10:00 am -

Services will be at the Elim Lutheran Church at 575 23rd Street Ogden, Utah, on Tuesday, August 8th.There will be a family and friends visitation at 10:00-10:45 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am.


 

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Born: August 2, 2017
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Maureen Ames posted on 8/5/17

So sorry to hear of your great loss. Peggy was a wonderful woman and friend. May God hold you close in your time if need.

 

Fiona Snaith Donley posted on 8/4/17

Dear sweet Peggy, what a wonderful Mother in law you have been to me since I moved here from Australia 11 1/2 years ago. When I married Brady I gained a new American family. You and Glenn were so welcoming and we had a lot of fun at many celebrations, especially Christmas and birthdays. You always cooked marvelous meals (my favorite was the giant crab legs I had never seen in Australia). Thank you for helping Brady organize our first meeting in Hawaii, obviously it worked! Then when we were married in Vegas you helped again, what a fun party we all had in that condo! Later, our girls trip to Vegas to meet your great grandson was another memorable adventure. We have shared many fine wines and delicious cakes (always with ice cream of course). As we say goodbye, we like to remember the Peggy before dementia, but even in your last days your carers all said how sweet you were. We love you and miss you Peggy, may you Rest In Peace now.

 

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