Peggy Cavett-Walden

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Peggy Cavett-Walden
14 Nov 1925 - 09 Dec 2013
Wilde Bunch


Obituary

Peggy Cavett Walden passed away Monday December 9, 2013. She was 88 years old, born in Austin Texas November 14, 1925, nine months after Valentine's Day, to Guy Cavett and Gladys Freund Cavett. After graduating from Stephen F Austin High School in 1942 she became one of the few women at that time entering the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 1946. Continuing her adventure she moved to New Mexico and made it her lifelong home. She embraced the people, the culture and the arts with a passionate appreciation of unique and beautiful things. An artist as well as an architect she was talented in pottery, silkscreening, Batik and weaving. While in New Mexico she worked with the Girl Scouts of America and prominent architecture firms. New Mexico was where she met the love of her life, Jerrold Walden, a professor at the University of New Mexico law school who shared her appreciation and curiosity as well as a joy for entertaining family and friends. Their time together was cut short by his premature death. She was also preceded in her death by her parents, her sister Betty Cavett DeBehnke and brother Bobby Cavett. She is survived by her nephews Richard DeBehnke, Robert DeBehnke, Kenneth Cavett and niece Nancy Cavett Martin, who want to welcome her friends and family to a remembrance of Peggy's life Friday, January 3, 2014. Peggy was a unique person who gathered an equally unique circle of special friends throughout her life. Her family would like to thank everyone, friends and family, who stood by her through her long illness. It is impossible to recognize them all but her special friend, Jack Denvir, requires a special thank you. Services entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800[1]


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