Historical records matching Margaret Peggy Goldwater
About Margaret Peggy Goldwater
Margaret (Peggy) Goldwater, wife of Senator Barry Goldwater, Republican of Arizona, died today at Good Samaritan Medical Center after suffering circulation problems that forced the amputation of her left leg. She was 76 years old.
Her surgeon, Dr. Lee Brown, said, Mrs. Goldwater's situation was always serious and it progressively worsened. A hospital spokesman, James McVeigh, said Mrs. Goldwater had died of heart, lung and kidney dysfunction.
In Washington, the White House spokesman, Larry Speakes, said President Reagan had telephoned the Senator at his home to express his sympathy.
Services will be held Sunday at Christ Church of the Ascension in suburban Paradise Valley, where the couple lived, said Earl Eisenhower, press secretary to the Senator.
The Senator was with his wife when she died, Mr. Eisenhower said.
Mrs. Goldwater had undergone three operations related to circulation problems.
Mrs. Goldwater was born in 1909 in Muncie, Ind., and the Goldwaters were married there in 1934. She was founder of Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona and was active in St. Luke's Hospital and the Junior League.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Goldwater is survived by four children: Barry Goldwater Jr., a former California Congressman; Michael, Margaret Clay and Joanne Butler and 10 grandchildren.
Margaret Peggy Goldwater's Timeline
July 8, 1909
Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA
Muncie Ward 4, Delaware, Indiana
July 15, 1938
Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States
July 27, 1944
December 11, 1985
Paradise Valley, Maricopa, Arizona, United States of America