Margaret (Peggy) Lucus, 79, passed away Sept. 8, 2018.
Peggy was born on March 23, 1939, to Ann and George Ulmer in Winner, South Dakota. She was the fourth of 13 children. She attended Cody High School. She married Gary Lucus in Garden Grove, California, in 1960.
She is survived by her three sons Richard “Rick” (Kristine) of Powell, Michael, (Sharon) of Arlington, Tennessee, and Patrick “Tony,” who recently relocated to Powell from Georgia. Peggy found her most support from her lifelong soulmate, provider, and protector Gary. She was a studious guardian of the family when Gary was frequently deployed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. During their 25 years of military service, Gary was deployed in excess of 12 years. This relationship was indeed “until death do we part.”
Her parents and her sisters, Patricia and Mary, preceded her in death.
Peggy, besides being a loving mate and mother, was always looking for a place or time that she could provide support for those in need of assistance. She personally provided financial support for numerous Christmas activities that were held at the Powell American Legion and she personally provided financial support for her Disabled American Auxiliary Bake Sale at Shopko for the last nine years. She also bought Post Caps for many new American Legion members who were unable to procure them on their own, and when playing bingo she would continually look around and offer to buy bingo cards for anyone not playing because of lack of funds. Her philosophy was “if she had it she would share it.”
Peggy’s family was an enormous part of who she was. The Ulmer family currently consists of 10 siblings, Delores Ulmer, Don (Kamber) Ulmer, Connie Dupuis, Roger (Linda) Ulmer, John (Myrna) Ulmer, Kaye (Jim) O’Mara, Carl Ulmer, Jimmy Ulmer, Joan (Kelly) Colvin and Bill Ulmer. Peggy was very proud of her six grandchildren and three great–grandchildren, often saying “it is my job to spoil them.”
A celebration of her life is scheduled for late fall when the family members can be in attendance.
Donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 1494 Lane 14, Powell, WY 82435, or the Powell or Cody Senior Centers.