Marguerite "Peggy" Ayers

Ayers Photo young for website Ayers Photo old for website February 28, 2017

Age 102, of St. Paul, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2017.   Born in San Francisco, CA; raised in St. Cloud, MN. Dear mother of Ronald (Elisabeth) of Blaine, David (Barb) of Mendota Heights; very special Grandma of Michelle, Mike, Theresa, Deborah, Mischy, Christina and Daniel and seven great grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her loving husband, Everett H. Ayers. As a young woman, Marguerite worked as a photographer and studio manager at Joske’s Dept. Store in San Antonio, Texas (“The largest store in the largest state”), where she met and later married Everett H. Ayers, a Lieutenant and Flight Officer in the U.S. Air Force. The newlyweds moved to St. Paul and built a home, where they lived for most of their 52-year marriage. Marguerite was a proud homemaker who dedicated her life to raising their two boys, and later babysitting grandchildren and attending their sporting activities and special events. Marguerite was very social; she loved to travel, bowl, and work on political campaigns. Her true passion, however, was photography and her camera was always in hand - well into her 90’s.  She loved all social gatherings, where she was always the last to leave – she didn’t want to miss anything. The most important things in her life were her family and her Catholic faith. Special thanks to the caregivers at Lilydale Senior Living for their devoted and loving care. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Tuesday, March 7 at the Church of St. Francis deSales, 650 Palace Ave., St. Paul. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 1167 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 4-8 PM Monday and at church 1 hour prior to Mass. Memorials preferred to Little Sisters of the Poor and Our Lady of Peace Hospice, both of St. Paul.