Lynda Peters


(July 3, 2006)

Lynda Peters, 52, of Cody died on Monday, July 3.

She was born on Jan. 11, 1954 to Vincent and Betty June Clipsham in Philadelphia, Pa.

She graduated from Upper Moreland High School in 1972 in Willowgrove, Pa.

Peters moved to Wyoming in 1973. She attended Northwest College and Sheridan College in Sheridan, where she earned her nursing degree.

As a nurse at West Park Hospital, Deaconess Medical Center and St. Vincent Healthcare Center, she touched many lives and was respected and loved by her co-workers and patients.

After retiring from nursing, she enjoyed interests including travel, gardening, dancing, entertaining family and friends and training her Jack Russell terriers. But her true passion was her horses. She was an accomplished rider, trainer and breeder of Irish draught horses.

She had a deep love for her children and grandchildren. Her energetic spirit and tenderness brightened their times as a family. Her inner and outer beauty was a shining light to all around her, just as her smile would light up any room.

Peters was a kind, compassionate and loving wife, mother and friend. She always forgave and never passed judgment. Her drive, determination and fearlessness were unequaled, especially as an equestrian. Her fellow riders were in awe of the heart of such a small lady. She always made people laugh whether she meant to or not. She brightened the day of all around her.

She is survived by her loving husband, Stan; a daughter, Sarah Lynn Margargal, son and daughter-in-law Luke and Sara Ann Margargal; son, Michael Peters; grandchildren Allison Margargal and Zachary Margargal, all of Cody; sisters Gwen and husband Steve Heinel and Barb Clipsham of Landsdale, Pa.; Niece, Audrey Rubano and nephew Wesley Heinel. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Cody.

Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. A fellowship will be held at the church after the burial.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Peters’ name to the Alzheimers Association, 1517 Broadway, Suite 122, Scottsbluff, NE, 69361.