In Memory

Peggy Ann George (Byron) - Class Of 1970

Peggy Ann George (Byron)

Peggy Ann George Byron died October 31, 1981, cause of death being melanoma.  She was 29 years old. 

Peggy was survived by her husband Earl Byron (since remarried); son Jon Byron (born late 1980 and married August 2009); her mother Ginger Reimus; brother Alan George; sister Kathy George and various other less "immediate" relatives and a couple of cats.

Peggy graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Biology and then obtained her PhD in Entomology (insect biology) from University of Colorado, Boulder in 1980, not long before her son Jon was born. Peggy and her husband moved to Tahoe Vista, California where Earl took a job as a limnologist studying the streams feeding Lake Tahoe.  Jon was born there.  At some point Peggy worked at a co-op cafe/grocery store in the Tahoe area.  She played cello while living in Boulder and was also an accomplished seamstress and did various handcrafts including embroidery.

Kathy George, sister of Peggy



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05/27/09 10:52 AM #1    

William P 'Mike' Weible (1970)

I would be grateful for any information pertaining to Peggy. I knew her from the age of 4 and was greatly saddened at her passing. Mike

10/02/09 11:39 PM #2    

Roy Nakamoto (1970)

I remember Peggy since the 3rd grade @ Lincoln Elementary School with Mrs K. Villasenor. She was very cute. Since I was finishing my 1st year in the USA I had very little command of the English language to go about making many friends but I recall a couple of times when she spoke to me and aided me with my studies. To discover of her passing (today 10-2-2009) saddens me much; and the fact that she was an entomologist; what wealth of knowledge we could of shared since today I'm so enveloped in that field. I miss Peggy.

05/14/10 09:39 AM #3    

Evelyn T Cunningham (1970)

Peggy and I were best friends through elementary, junior and some of high school. I have many memories of walking to school together and, in particular, being flag girls for the South Pasadena High School band during the football half-times. Thanks to Peggy's mother, Ginger, we both had cute black velvateen outfits with orange trim to wear for our flag twilrling performances. I left South Pasadena High School after 11th grade and we lost track of each other. In Berkeley, I saw Alan a few times. I just learned of Peggy's passing a few weeks ago, which made me quite sad. Please pass on my regards to Ginger, Kathy, Alan and the rest of her family.

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