Marguerite Pauline George "Peggy" Heath1923 ~ 2011Our sweet wife, mother and grandmother passed away in loving care at home early Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. She was born on Nov. 2, 1923 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Paul William George and Marguerite "Mimi" Quinn George. She grew up and lived on the same property all of her life which her grandfather B. B. Quinn purchased in 1900. She graduated from Judge Memorial Catholic High School in 1941 and attended the University of Utah where she obtained her degree in Medical Technology. She married Harold Ray Heath, Jr. on Oct. 7, 1954 at the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Along with her devoted husband of 57 years, "Hal", she is survived by her four children: Mary Kathleen "Kathy" Heath Meyer (husband Terry and granddaughter Kelsey), Margo Eileen Heath Chiozzi (husband Richard and grandsons Christopher and Anthony), Julie Ann Heath Elliott (husband Simon and grandsons Michael, Andrew, and Peter) and Paul Harold Heath (wife Donna Pence, grandson Colin and step-grandsons Jeremy and Zachary Millsap). Momma worked in the pathology department at Holy Cross Hospital spanning several decades while she lovingly raised her children in-between. Peggy was a dear and sensitive friend to all who knew her and she wrote the most beautiful notes of love and encouragement. We joked that she single-handedly kept Hallmark in business. She was a devoted member of the Catholic Church, volunteering at the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen and praying in the Nocturnal Adoration Society. She cherished her Irish heritage and was a founding member of the Hibernian Society of Utah. She loved to read, to play bridge and for many years was an active member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity Wives Club. Our family would like to extend a special thank you to Johanna Huijzendveld for her love and care for mom, especially in her final months at home. A rosary vigil will be held Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 7pm at Neil O'Donnell and Sons Mortuary, 372 East 100 South, where friends may call from 6-7pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at noon. Committal at Mt. Calvary Cemetery 4th Ave. & T St. In lieu of flowers in keeping with mom's generous spirit, please make a contribution to a charity of your choice.
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