Peggy Fritz, 73

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Margaret "Peggy" Mitchell Fritz, 73, of Mountain Home died peacefully in her sleep at her home Nov. 7, 2004.

At her request there will be no services.

Although she had health problems -- Glaucoma, Kidney Disease and Alzhiemers -- she remained cheerful through it all, her family said, noting that "Peggy always had a twinkle in her smile."

Peggy was born April 8, 1931, in Birkenhead Cheshire, England, to Thomas Blundell and Rose Annie Gordon. She was the fifth child born to a family of six.

Peggy moved to America in 1949 to visit her sister, Betty, in Topeka, Kan. In June 1950 the Korean war broke out and Betty's husband was called to active duty. Peggy stayed in the states to help her sister with her children. It was in Topeka she met Frank Fritz who was stationed at Forbes AFB. and they were married on July 3, 1954.

In 1955 she followed her husband, Frank, as he was stationed throughout the world. While being stationed in Germany she began taking classes in painting in oils, water colors and acrylics. She excelled in detailed portraits, scenery, and landscapes.

In 1970 Frank was stationed in Mountain Home and at that time they bought their home.

Peggy enjoyed golfing with her many friends, painting, fishing, camping, bowling square dancing, and socializing with her many friends. She loved her dogs, Danny and Fluffy.

Frank retired in 1975 and they loved to spend time in the mountains and especially the Sawtooth area.

Peggy enjoyed sitting around the campfire laughing and joking with her many friends, her family said, adding, she loved Idaho and the many friends and acquaintances that she made here.

Peggy is survived by: her husband, Frank; sisters Jean and her husband, Frank, of Birkenhead, England, Edith Rose (Betty) and her husband, Martin Gordon ,of Topeka, Kan., Maureen and her husband, Alan Shiroma of Dixon, Calif.; sister-in-law Lita and her late husband, William Angus Gordon, of Newtown Powys, Mid Wales, UK.

She was preceeded in death by both parents and two brothers.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Local arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, Mountain Home.