Peggy (Spiegel) Obengari, 68, of Pearisburg, Va., died at her home of pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Her husband, Bill Obengari; and her children, Lee, Grady, and Phyllis; her daughters-in-law, Robbie, Susan and Lora; son-in-law, Lee; and grandchildren, Stephan, Will, Jake, Holland, Mason, Morgan, Sabrina, Avery, and Katherine, are blessed beyond measure for the gifts of love, laughter, intellect, and her passion for nature, that she gave to them all. Peggy was predeceased by her first husband, Grady Spiegel.
A memorial service for Peggy Obengari will be held 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Christ Episcopal Church, Blacksburg, celebrated by the Rev. Anne West with reception to follow. Arrangements by Horne Funeral and Cremation Service, Christiansburg, Va.
In lieu of flowers, Peggy requests donations be made to Christ Episcopal Church, Pearisburg or the Nature Conservancy.
“May your voice entwine with a wood thrush’s flute.
Your spirit soar with a peregrine’s vigor
and your energy be a reflection off the whir of a ruby throat’s wings
For just as these birds are near us, you will always be with us.”
Mary Ratliff, Author