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Margaret 'Peg' Minick

Margaret "Peg" Minick

Aug 30, 1923 - Oct 29, 2019
Margaret Rose Minick passed away October 29th, 2019 in Boise, Idaho. She had a rich ninety-six years and will be missed by family and many friends.

Margaret (Peg, Peggy) Solandt was born August 30, 1923 in Granby, Connecticut to Reverend Andrew Walter Solandt and Dormer Bertha Dixon. Her mother died when she was 3 years old. Her father remarried, at which point Peggy was very excited to say that she “also had a mother”! A very happy day for her, one of her favorite memories.

Peg’s early years were spent in New England, where she spent years attending the Boston Red Sox games. She graduated high school from Fort Fairfield, Maine and then attended Alma College in Canada. She was at Alma College at the time of Pearl Harbor and remembered the incident vividly.

Her father became a Chaplain at F.E. Warren Airforce Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, so Peg attended college at the University of Wyoming where she met her future husband, Elliott Minick. They were married in August 1947 and moved to Riverton Wyoming. Peg moved to Boise, Idaho in 2012 to be close to family.

She was proceeded in death by her Father, Walter, mother and stepmother, Dormer and Ruth, husband, Elliott; and her son-in-law, Pat Brow. She always regretted being an only child but left this world with large and growing family.

Her family included four children, Jim, Norris, Gale and David.

Norris and Ellen Minick family including, son Eric with his family Eleanor, Clara, Ethan; son Mike with his family Jessica, Sydney and Luke. Gale Brow family; son Drew with his family Katina, Irie; daughter Darci Brow and her son Patrik with his family Alyssa, Mason, Jensen and Darci’s youngest son Nick Lowrey.

David and Sarah Minick family with Jamie, Josie and Jessica and Sam Grimaldo.

Peg was very excited about the two new arrivals expected next spring!

Peg was long term member of the United Methodist Church, PEO, and the Friends of the Library, all in Riverton. She was adored by family and friends and left this world a much better place. She loved reading and history, some of her grandkids referred to her as the “walking encyclopedia.”

Services: One was held at the Christ Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho on second of November 2019 and then a graveside service will be held in Riverton Wyoming during the summer of 2020. Peg requested that memorial gifts might be made to the “Peg and Elliott Minick Memorial Endowment” at Central Wyoming College Foundation in Riverton Wyoming in care of Davis Funeral Home 2202 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.