OBITUARY

Irene Pegler

November 6, 1953April 9, 2019
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Floraida “Irene” Pegler passed away peacefully on April 9, 2019 in Thornton, Colorado at the age of 65. Irene is survived by her mother, Ambrosita “Mamie” Romero of Wiggins, CO; children Ian Pegler and Alison Ainsworth (Jacob); granddaughter Bryndolin Ainsworth; sisters Emma Lyons (Gary), Beatrice Ottercrans (Ron), Eloise Garrison (Rick), Susan Coronado (Lorenzo), Esther Murray; and brothers Charlie (Kim), Sam (Melonie), and Emil Romero (Marion). She is preceded in death by her father, Eufracio “Shorty” Romero of Wiggins, CO.

Irene was born on November 6, 1953  in Fort Morgan, Colorado to Mamie and Shorty Romero. She graduated from University of Northern Colorado in 1978 with a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. She married Stephen Pegler in 1981. One of her greatest career achievements includes receiving a Master’s Degree in elementary reading and writing. Her children remember her as a quiet and studious mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals.

Irene was an accomplished teacher with decades of loving and serving her students. She was a dedicated individual who loved caring for and educating her students. She always thought of ways to help those she loved succeed in life. Irene was an industrious and detailed woman. She enjoyed working outdoors in her garden and caring for the birds in her yard. Irene was also a gifted seamstress and talented at doing crafts. She was a devoted member of the Redeemer Bible Church and used to volunteer teaching English as a second language.

Irene will be deeply missed by the abundance of family and friends that she leaves behind. Though pancreatic cancer took over her body, her legacy and her love lives on on. Yes, Irene will be greatly missed and deeply mourned, but her family looks forward to someday being reunited with her in heaven with the Lord.

A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery, with a reception to follow. Pastor Matthew LaCava will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Irene's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Redeemer Bible Church at 102 South 5th Avenue, Brighton, CO 80601. Her children would like to thank extended family, friends, and hospital staff for their dedicated care.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 20, 2019
REMEMBERING

Irene Pegler

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Eloise Garrison

April 23, 2019

Irene loved the outdoors. She was a great hiker. She and I hiked up and down Long Peaks in 1977 in 8 hours. We were able to enjoy lunch and " see Kansas" for 1 hour up on the top of Longs Peak. It was a beautiful August day.

One of the photos in this program shows Irene and me enjoying a hike in the Sangre de Cristos mountain range. We had gone back packing with our husbands. It was a beautiful day in a beautiful field of wild flowers.

Irene enjoyed politics. I remember her smile and the excitement we shared as we saw Sarah Palin in Loveland, CO. She enjoyed listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio.

Emma Lyons

April 13, 2019

Irene loved plants, flowers, working in her yard. She loved to cook and bake. She sewed and was good at crafts. Irene was very organized, her photograph albums are amazing! She also had a beautiful laugh, we will miss her greatly!! Rest In Peace little sister!

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Irene celebrates Christmas after returning from Hawaii. 2017.

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Irene celebrates Christmas after returning from Hawaii. 2017.

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