Marguerite Paynter Obituary (1921 – 2021) – Akron, CO

Marguerite (Peggy) Nielsen Rye Paynter passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the Washington County Nursing Home in Akron, Colorado. Peggy was born on June 14, 1921 in West New York, New Jersey. He was the seventh of seven children of Hans Christian Rye and Wilhelmina Carolina Nielsen Rye. He grew up in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, where he was baptized into the Lutheran Church. He graduated from Princeton High School.
On March 2, 1943, Peggy married William Brown Paynter, Jr. at All Saints Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church in Brush, Colorado. Bill and Peggy have raised three children, living in New Haven, Connecticut; Brush, Akron and Sterling, Colorado.
As a very creative person, she enjoys: quilting, knitting, growing roses, making intricately decorated Easter eggs and making Christmas stockings for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For many years, Peggy owned and operated Peggy’s Ceramic Shop in Akron, where she enjoyed helping people with their various ceramic projects. He also enjoys helping Bill from time to time in his law office. His favorite job is being a homemaker. She especially loves entertaining friends in her house, and entertaining her family for the holidays. She enjoys making Danish goodies for her family, including Kjleners (Christmas cookies) and Aebleskivers (Danish pancakes).
Peggy and Bill love traveling around the world with the University of Colorado Buff Club, seeing sites, and making new friends. Many peaceful days were spent in their cabin in Estes Park, often entertaining family and friends, and going to football games in CU. After Bill retired, they lived in their cabin, just enjoying watching the snow fall, and admiring the visiting deer and elk.
Peggy has been among many bridge clubs throughout the years. Bill and I played Bridge Couples with their friends in Akron, driving from Sterling every month back to Akron just to play bridge and visit. Peggy also belongs to Eastern Star, PEO, Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Sterling, and St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Estes Park.
Peggy was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bill; his parents, Hans and Mina Rye; his three brothers; three sisters; and a half-sister, and their wives.
He is survived by his three children, Bill III and wife Sue of Scottsdale, Arizona, Marguerite (Peggy Ann) Grace Cummings and wife Wendell of Sedalia, Colorado, and Roxann Hall and wife Terry of Wellington, Colorado; a sister -in -law, Florence (Floss) Paynter Beck of Oxnard, California; seven grandchildren, Kirsten Paynter, Bill Paynter IV and wife Liz, Matt Paynter and wife Jacquie, Kelly Hansen and wife Mason, Vanessa McCracken and wife Frank (JR), Mike Hall and wife Erica, Eric Hall and wife Angela; 14 great -grandchildren; and four great -grandchildren.
Peggy celebrated her 100th birthday on June 14, 2021 at the Washington County Event Center in Akron with 80 family members and friends. Private services will be held at Estes Park at a later date.

Written by Akron News-Reporter on September 30, 2021.


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