|Birth: ||May 30, 1949|
|Death: ||Jul. 21, 2013|
MADISON, WI - Margaret Jean Arnold, age 64, of Madison, Wisconsin, died Sunday, July 21, 2013.
Peg graduated from DeKalb High School, received her B.A. from Colorado Teachers College in 1971 and her master's degree in counseling from the University of Wisconsin in 1978. She married Stephen Arnold in 1971.
She was always politically active and she distinguished herself early in life as the first female class president at DeKalb High School. She served as a Shirley Chisholm delegate to the Colorado State Presidential Convention in 1972. She was elected to two terms as a school board member for District 303 in St. Charles. Most recently, she was active in the protest movement surrounding collective bargaining in Wisconsin, attending rallies at the capitol for 32 consecutive days while undergoing chemotherapy. She also poured herself into the campaign to recall Governor Scott Walker, working with her husband to collect 1,350 signatures.
Peg was forever challenging, questioning and investigating. She frequently contributed to public debate through public speaking and letter writing.
Every house she lived in was impacted by her creativity, design and architectural inclinations. She was always at the center of the work with hammer or saw in hand. Gardening was another passion and her art form. Her beautiful perennial gardens garnered constant acclaim from neighbors and passersby.
Her family was central to her life. There are many great mothers on this earth, but none better than Peg. She cherished spending time on Armour Lake swimming, watching sunsets and listening to the loons with her family. She was very active in the outdoors throughout her life and valued activities like camping, skiing, hiking, traveling and canoeing for their role in strengthening family bonds.
Genealogy was also a passion during the last decade of Peg's life. She spent countless hours completing genealogical research on both sides of her family and as a result was reunited with relatives on her deceased mother's side. She integrated her teaching talents with her genealogical research skills in a popular class taught through the UW-based PLATO organization. She touched many lives by connecting with her own family and by helping others uncover their family histories.
Published in Kane County Chronicle - July 24, 2013
Roy Tice Allen (1914 - 2002)
Vergene Helen Kirby Allen (1923 - 1956)
Margaret Jean Allen Arnold (1949 - 2013)
Steven Allen (1956 - 1956)*
James Allen (1956 - 1956)*
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