Peggy Duke Hays passed peacefully unto the Lord on Sunday, February 12th after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born Peggy Louise Duke to Cyrus D. and Mabel Duke in Blakely, Early County, Georgia, on May 25, 1925. She married Dudley Castleberry Hays in 1944 and moved to San Antonio in 1946. Together they joined Alamo Heights Methodist Church in 1948 where she served faithfully in several areas including Sunday School teacher, Loving Circle, Administrative Board and Memorial Committee. For many years she was active in Real Estate and was currently an Associate Broker with Kuper Sotheby's International Realty. Peggy was an active volunteer donating her time and talents to such organizations as Senior Citizens Committee of Greater San Antonio, the Alliance to the San Antonio District Dental Society, and Bible Study Fellowship where she was honored to be a Discussion Leader and serve as a volunteer at BSF Headquarters in support of their leaders and activities. She was one of the original Bluebird volunteers at the opening of the Methodist Hospital, the President of the PTO of Woodridge Elementary School in its earliest days, and served as Board member and Metropolitan Chairman for United Way (now United Fund). She was also a member of the Junior League of San Antonio, San Antonio Country Club, Woman's Committee of the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health, and a charter and loyal, life-time member of the SBF Club. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters and is survived by her husband of more than sixty-one years, Dudley C. Hays, their children Marla and her husband, Mike Boone; Jane and her husband, Howard Fitch; Dudley and his wife, April Hays, and their grandchildren, Michael Boone, Maryjane and husband Chris Bonfield, John Howard Fitch and wife, Kelly, Thomas Fitch, Adam Hays, Tyler Hays, great-granddaughter Kaitlyn Fitch, and her many special relatives and friends. Her family wishes to express their deep appreciation and gratitude for the knowledge, skill, and compassionate care given by Dr. Steven P. Kalter and his staff at CTRC. They also wish to express their appreciation for the exceptional care given by the Oncology Staff at Methodist Hospital, the staff of Odyssey Health Care, and for the care and devotion received from Aurora Palomino. A Memorial Service in celebration of this most special life will be held at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church on Friday, February 17th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Alamo Heights United Methodist Church at 825 E. Basse Rd., 78209, Bible Study Fellowship at 19001 Huebner Rd., 78258, or the charity of your choice. To leave a note for the family, go to meadowlawn.net and select Obituaries.
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