Margaret Gaar Obituary

Margaret  Gaar
Peg Gaar
Margaret Gaar

June 14, 1928 - June 26, 2011
Born in Kenmare, North Dakota
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Peg Gaar, 83, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Cremation rites have been accorded and memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Private burial of the cremated remains will be at Masonic Cemetery.

Peg was born June 14, 1928 in Kenmare, ND, daughter of Donald and Ella McGillivray. The family moved to Des Moines during her childhood.

Peg spent her life caring for her loved ones and improving the lives of everyone she met. She was a retired Montessori teacher and was a volunteer advocate for nursing home residents. Peg co-founded the Advocacy Network for Aging Iowans (ANAI).

Peg is survived by her husband of 62 years, Keith Wells Gaar, Jr., sons, Shan (Aleda) Gaar of Cape Coral, FL and Dale (Rayma) Gaar of Boulder, CO; six grandchildren, Brant, Anika, Lane, London, Riley and Conner; three great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Cade and Noah; and her siblings, Don (Bea) McGillivray of Pleasant Hill, Ramona Walden of St. Paul, Minnesota, Eleanor Morrow of Kenmare, ND and Jean (Frank) West of Des Moines. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Lois Kenard, Shirley Pille and Hugh McGillivray.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa Bright Kavanagh House. Online condolences may be made at www.IlesCares.com.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011
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