Longtime Juneau resident Margaret "Peggy" Thomas, 51, died June 8, 2004, in Eugene, Ore., due to complications from multiple sclerosis.
She was born July 21, 1952, in Lebanon, Ore., to Robert and Doris Lake Thomas. She lived in Juneau from 1961 to 1998. At the time of her death, Peggy was residing in Eugene, Ore., near her family. She was a Juneau-Douglas High School graduate and later received an associate of arts degree in early childhood education from Lane Community College in Eugene. While in Alaska, she worked for the Alaska district attorney's office. She was an active member of Auke Bay Bible Church in Juneau. In Eugene, she was a member of the Emerald Bible Fellowship.
Her family said she loved singing and praising God. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed gardening, fishing and crafts, they said.
She is survived by her mother, Doris Thomas of Eugene, Ore.; son, Mark Thomas of Eagle River; daughter, Samantha Thomas of Eugene; brother, Richard (Hilary) Thomas of Eagle River; sisters, Pennie Thomas of Springfield, Ore., Nancy (Bill) Fuller of Eugene; nieces and nephews, Rob Thomas, Samantha Thomas, Noelle Thomas, Caleb Thomas, Janna Fuller and Evan Fuller.
A visitation was held Saturday, June 12, at Lane Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Eugene, Ore., followed by a gathering of her family and friends at her mother's home.
Doris Thomas can be reached at 2505 Frontier Drive, Eugene, OR 97401.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.