Margaret 'Peg' Wilson | Passages
March 5, 2010 · Updated 2:21 PM
Margaret "Peg" Wilson, a long-time resident of Cape San Juan, died Feb. 24 in Oregon, where she had moved a few years ago to be closer to her daughter.
She was 92.
Mrs. Wilson and her husband, Rudy, built their retirement home on Island Drive in the 1970s and enjoyed island life with their numerous friends. Many Cape residents remember her as a wonderful neighbor, award-winning rug hooker, and volunteer at countless Cape events.
She was also active at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church and cooked at Mullis Community Senior Center.
"She was doing some bookwork and died with her pencil in her hand," her son-in-law, Joseph Pesek of West Linn, Ore., said. "She just put her head down and passed away. It was very peaceful."
Mrs. Wilson was living in an apartment in an independent-living facility, where she was an active volunteer. The bookwork she was doing when she passed away was related to a volunteer task, her son-in-law said.
No services are planned, but condolences can be sent to her daughter:
West Linn, OR 97068.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash St., Friday Harbor, WA. 98250.
Mrs. Wilson was born in California. She and her husband raised their children in Oregon, where Mr. Wilson built boats and Mrs. Wilson was chief housemother for Crater Lake Lodge.
Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy; and her youngest son, William. She is survived by her daughters, Carol Pesek of West Linn, Ore., and Sandra Wilson of Mendocino, Calif.; son, Robert Wilson of Mendocino, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.