Margaret M. McCarthy

margaret mccarthy

February 23, 1940 ~ January 26, 2011

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Margaret M. 'Peggy' McCarthy, 70, passed away Jan. 26, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Gene Sloan; children, Kevin (Gwenev're) McCarthy of Poway, Calif., Kelly (Margit) McCarthy of Colorado Springs, and Karri (Jerry) Neuner of Colorado Springs; and grandchildren, Caitlyn McCarthy, Colton McCarthy, Kailee Hayden, Luke McCarthy, Kyle Neuner and Kinsey Neuner. Preceded in death by her mother, Mary 'Mimi' Henderson. Peggy was born Feb. 23, 1940, and was a lifelong resident of Pueblo. She graduated from Pueblo Catholic High in 1958 and ultimately received her Masters of Education from UNC in Greeley. Peggy was a passionate educator for 31 years in Pueblo School District 70, spearheading the development of numerous educational and honors society programs. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Alpha Delta Kappa, the Red Hat Society, and organizations supporting breast cancer awareness such as Bosom Buddies. Peggy was an enthusiastic reader and ardent traveler but her greatest joy was spending time with her loving grandchildren. Viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday followed by the Rosary in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1708 Horseshoe Dr., with Msgr. Thomas Adrians as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Penrose Foundation/Ovarian Cancer Patients through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. For 8 years I knew Peggy and loved her very much. I miss her. She had so much love to give. We appreciated and loved each other. I wish I had a picture of her. She adored her grandchildren and children and admired all of them for their uniqueness. May God bless you all
    Dan West


  2. I worked with Peggy at Beulah School. After her retirement, I visited with her at some education conferences. She was truly devoted to education. I wish all of you peace at this difficult time.

    Cindy Thompson
    Pueblo, CO

  3. Gene,
    I am so sorry to hear about Peggy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her family in this difficult time.

  4. Dear Gene and Family,
    Peggy and I spent many hours carpooling together from Pueblo to Beulah. Those were really fun days! I have many wonderful memories from those 30 minute trips. We also spent a lot time walking together and we loved to shop! Peggy was dedicated to helping every student and a made a difference in each of their lives. She was also a wonderful friend, one that was truly cherished. I’m so sorry I could not attend the service. However, you and your family are in my prayers.
    Kelli Huslig

  5. To the Families of Peggy
    Known Peggy for number of years in the Bosom and Buddies Group and our small Birthdays gatherings. She was a delightful angel among us and love her attitude in living life to the maximum in spirit and physical/mental direction. She is a great example to look up to for our direction in living. May her spirit give you strength during this hurdle and thru your pathway of living. I have been blessed with her friendship and may God bless all of you Thank you for sharing her with us. Jo Ann Vaughan

  6. Gene, Kari, Kelly Kevin, and other family members,
    Peggy McCarthy’s passing leaves the world diminished. She was devoted to her extended family and I’m sure she is missed already. Peggy was a true professional educator, a good friend of long standing , and a sharing, caring member of a large circle of friends in Pueblo and beyond. Peggy and we shared family camping trips, work related responsibilities, as well as many informal good times with laughter and good food. We cherish many fond memories from years past a well as a recent visit with Peggy and Gene in early October. Health concerns and weather uncertainties keep up from participating in Peggy’s memorial service, but we are connected in spirit. On a personal note, yesterday our pastor spoke on the topic ‘Called to Teach’ which stuck a very personal chord.

  7. Karri, Gene and Jerry
    We all witnessed your joy when you were together with Peggy, so this must be more painful then we can imagine. But remember that she is home and how comfortable she must be right now.
    With Love,

  8. I had the pleasure of teaching with Peggy at Beulah School shortly before she retired. I will always remember her as a person who loved life and lived every minute with gusto! For such a tiny woman she had a grand presence! I am sorry for your loss!

  9. I was a classmate with Peggy from 1950 to 1958 (Cathedral and PCH), and have great memories of a fun and competitive person. She had such a positive outlook. My condolences to the family. We have lost a great classmate who contributed so much to enrich the lives around her.

  10. We will miss Peggy as she was a big part of our lives. The Eagles, Red Hats, poker, and patio parties will not be same without her. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gene and her children at this very sad time.

  11. Dear Kevin, Kari, and Kelly and Gene:
    May God give all of you and your children the graces and faith needed to sustain you through the days and months and years ahead. Your mother and Gene’s wife was indeed a very special person. Filled with a lust for life, Peggy enthusiastically enjoyed all that she did! She was a great inspiration to hundreds of students who sat in her class as she spurned them on to meet their potential as well as the teachers who taught along side her. Peggy was a dear and cherished friend to many, a loving mother and wife, and a beloved daughter to Mimi! Heaven must be celebrating her arrival, whle those of us left behind are mourning her loss. Blessings to all of you.

  12. Kelly and Family

    Kathy and my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this trying time.

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