Margaret “Peg” MacDonald, age 95, of Meridian passed away on September 18, 2018 at a care facility in Nampa.
Peg was born April 29, 1923 at Redford, Michigan to Deforest and Olive Clark. She had an older sister and a younger brother. Her childhood was spent in the Detroit area. During her teen years, the family moved to Tecumseh, MI where she graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1941. She worked for a while at the Willow Run bomber plant in Detroit to help with the WW II effort. It was there that she met her future husband, Robert (Bob) MacDonald. They were married in December 1943.
In their early married years, they moved quite frequently. They lived in California and Ohio, but then settled back in Michigan, living in Tecumseh and Flint for about twenty years. Peg was a homemaker, busy raising their five children. Her activities revolved around their family and church. In 1976, they moved to Scottsdale, AZ, to enjoy the warmer climate. After Bob passed away from cancer in 1996, Peg moved to Idaho to be closer to family.
Peg was best known for her beautiful quilts, which all family members received. Her Christmas quilt was featured in a quilt calendar. She also enjoyed reading, collecting china, knitting, and needlepoint. Peg often spoke of how blessed she was for her special circle of lady friends, who sat together in church, and would often meet for lunch and to play table games. She enjoyed traveling to various places in the U.S. and abroad.
Peg was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob, her sister Lillian Shirley of Lenoir City, TN; her brother Bill Clark of Phoenix, AZ; and her son-in-law Lloyd Ayers, of Meridian, ID. She is survived by her children David (Jane) of Nampa; Bonnie of St. Petersburg, FL; Nancy Ayers of Meridian; Barbara (Mark) Marshburn of Meridian; and Paul (Sandy) of Scottsdale, AZ. She leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 2-4:00 p.m. at Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel. The memorial service will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Nampa First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be at Green Acres Cemetery in Scottsdale, AZ. An online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com
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