December 17, 1934 - November 20, 2021
The service has been postponed. It will be rescheduled at a later date. Margaret (Peggy) Williams Doole was born on December 17th, 1934 in Alliance, Nebraska to Donald E. Williams and Margaret R. Williams. Peg was a lifelong learner as valedictorian of her high school class and as an alumna from Wellesley College, University of Colorado, Stanford University and Rutgers University. She held master’s degrees in English and Art History with her greatest educational love being Art History. She was an extremely dedicated and thoughtful note writer to her family and friends and an avid reader throughout her life. Peg took copious notes on everything she read from travel to art to history to healthy habits. Married to Air Force pilot and Colonel, Bill Doole, for 60 years, Peg was a middle and high school teacher in Nebraska, Montana and California and later taught students through her docent tours in Oklahoma and at the National Gallery of Art. She also organized and taught art history courses with her German American Women’s group in Ramstein, Germany, and later registered active duty military for college as a local college registrar. Peg loved to travel and led the family on numerous adventures, especially throughout Europe during three years overseas. Peg was always a leader in any community she entered with great adaptive skills applied to the lifestyle of military culture. She always said, “At a party, look for the person standing alone and go talk to him or her. They need a friend.” Peg made sure friends, family and acquaintances felt heard. She was a wonderful listener and thought about others, particularly her family before herself. She is survived by her husband, Bill, children, Bruce and wife Susy, Mary and husband Sid, grandchildren, Jordan, Sidney and Meg, Peg’s sister, Edwyna and husband Phil, nephews, Tim and Ben. She often said, “I have had a wonderful life and couldn’t ask for anything more.” Peg made the most of every place she lived, leading tours, organizing neighborhood PEO and AAUW events, or advancing her education. She will be dearly missed in this world by her family and her friends, as she touched the hearts of so many people with love and grace. The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Memorial Park Funeral Home. The Reverend Susan Carter Wiggins with Germantown Presbyterian Church will officiate. The family will receive guests 30 minutes prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, The family request memorial donations be made to the Doole Family Charitable Foundation. The Foundation (DFCF) was established by Bill and Peg Doole to ensure that the Louise Evans Doole Herb Garden in the Nature Center at Pioneers Park in Lincoln, Nebraska would be supported into future generations. Each year the members of the Doole family (until Peg’s death five Dooles and four Selvidges) meet. In addition to the garden, they determine grants that can be made to worthy charities in their cities or throughout the USA. The foundation’s holdings are not large, but the family believes they have made significant grants to several charities. If you wish, write a check to “Charles Schwab” and enter “FBO Doole Foundation” in the memo line. Mail it to Bruce Doole, DFCF Manager, 5582 Cambria Ct, San Diego, CA 92120-4506. In selecting 2022 grants the Foundation will consider how each supports Peg’s interests and involvement in art and other endeavors. When given, the grants will specify “In memory of Margaret (Peggy) Doole.” Click the link below to view Mrs. Doole's memorial tribute view. https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/H3DKYCHRXR6P5DRC THE SERVICE HAS BEEN POSTPONED. The service will be rescheduled at a later date.
The service has been postponed. It will be rescheduled at a later date. Margaret (Peggy) Williams Doole was born on December 17th, 1934 in Alliance, Nebraska to Donald E. Williams and Margaret R. Williams. Peg was a lifelong learner as valedictorian... View Obituary & Service Information
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