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 Margaret “Peggy” <I>Johnson</I> Goldwater

Margaret “Peggy” Johnson Goldwater

Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA
Death 11 Dec 1985 (aged 76)
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Paradise Valley, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Plot North wall of the outdoor mausoleum, niche 64
Memorial ID 3095 · View Source
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US Senator Barry Goldwater's first wife. She was founder of Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona and was active in St. Luke's Hospital and the Junior League.

Peggy Goldwater, 76, Dies; Senator at Her Bedside

December 11, 1985|From Times Wire Services

PHOENIX — Peggy Goldwater, wife of Sen. Barry Goldwater, died today of complications from recent circulation problems and amputation of her left leg. She was 76. Goldwater was at the bedside of his wife of 51 years when she died.

Mrs. Goldwater stayed in the background during her husband's long political career and, when he sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1964, said she found the thought of becoming First Lady "frightening."

Mrs. Goldwater, who was born in Muncie, Ind., was graduated from the Mount Vernon Seminary and Junior College in Washington, D.C. Her father, Ray Johnson, was a founder of Borg-Warner, one of the country's leading automotive parts manufacturing corporations.
At their 50th anniversary celebration last year, Goldwater said his formula for a good marriage was, "You make the best of it. Realize they have their little peculiarity. . . . Say a little prayer every night."

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret “Peggy” Johnson Goldwater (8 Jul 1909–11 Dec 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3095, citing Christ Church of the Ascension Memory Garden, Paradise Valley, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .