Margaret Ann "Peg" Connolly

July 28, 1937 – Aug. 18, 2020

TORRINGTON – Memorial grave side services for Margaret Ann "Peg" Connolly, 83, will be 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at the Valley View Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce McBurney officiating.

Peg traded in her earthly bonds for wings as she went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 18, 2020, at Goshen Healthcare Community. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Care and Share. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to

Peg was born July 28, 1937, in Torrington to Paul A. and Eva M. Kirkpatrick. She was the youngest of the family, joining older brothers Robert and Jack.

She was active in church and school activities while growing up. She was Honored Queen of Bethel 20 in 1954. She graduated from Torrington High School in 1955.

After high school, she moved to Denver, Colo., where she attended business school. She later returned to Torrington to work as a legal secretary for George Sawyer.

She married Alva Gerald Connolly on Aug. 20, 1960, in Torrington. They lived in various places for a few years, including Denver, Rapid City, S.D., and Soap Lake, Wash. They moved to Laramie while Gerald attended law school. Then they moved to Torrington, where Gerald began his law career, working with Joe Maier.

Peg worked as Gerald’s secretary for a few years. While the kids were growing up, she was the secretary at First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church. She always made sure she was home when her kids got home from school. She was also very active in their activities, especially the Boy Scouts with Kent and Terry, and Job’s Daughters with Karla.

Peg was a great cook and an awesome seamstress. She made clothes and Halloween costumes for the kids. She did beautiful cross-stitch work and made Christmas stockings for her grandkids. She loved reading and crossword puzzles.

She was a member of First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church, Torrington Chapter 22 of Order of Eastern Star, Past Bethel Guardian Bethel 20 and Caring and Sharing, and served on the election board for many years.

Survivors include her children, daughter Karla (Jim) of Lexington Park, Md., son Kent (Raylene) of Anchorage, Alaska, son Terry (Jenifer) of Cheyenne, grandchildren Zack, Nick and Abby, and many cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Eva, brothers Bob and Jack, and her husband Gerald.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. We rejoice in knowing she is with God and her beloved Gerald, and we look forward to the time we will be reunited.


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