Peggy Waltimyer Krieger was a caring mother and friend. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland and eventually followed her daughter , Rebecca (“Becky”) Krieger, throughout Florida, finally settling in Citrus County, FL. She passed away on September 26, 2022, with her loved ones by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. If you knew her, you were lucky to know her.
The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Peggy. She loved an evening with friends, a glass of wine in hand, and playing games. Her greatest joy was cruising extensively through the Caribbean on over 15 cruises with Becky, her daughter and best friend. On these cruises some of her favorite and most cherished times included drinks, card and dice games, trivia, nighttime shows, and people watching.
Peggy had many passions:
Fine Wine (Chardonnay of the box type);
The Arts (The best of TV and movies: Real Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, most Adam Sandler Movies, and the song “Sweet Caroline” – just kidding she hated it but that never stopped her in participating at ever happy hour);
Fine Dining (TV Dinners and really anything you could microwave or eat out of a container, pre-made from the store);
Magic (She made marshmallows “disappear” from the microwave and made her Mother-in-Law (Busia) fulfill the promise of Rice Krispie Treats);
Friendship (The ones fortunate enough to earn a friend/best friend designation truly had a prized relationship. She would never get mad at you, she respected you, and she was there for you. She trusted those friends with her most prized possession, her daughter, sometimes despite their limited to non-existent experience with childcare);
Work (As an Executive assistant to Don at MFCA, she found no task too big or too small and never ignored any request for assistance and supported the business extensively);
Motherhood (She stopped at perfection with her first and only daughter whom she loved beyond belief).
She left behind her only child, Becky, who she claimed was the most amazing daughter, not only because she knew how to keep her oxygen flowing, but was her driver, shopper, cleaner, mover, organizer, financial consultant and chauffeur.
Funny, Intelligent, and Fashionable – That’s Peggy. She will be missed by all. The world lost one of the most amazing women. She truly lived her life for her daughter who did the same and always lived, loved, laughed, and cared for her till the end of her days here on Earth. Her favorite quotes were “And Don’t let them take my wine” and “Bye, Felicia”.
See you in another life, Mom.
A cruise is scheduled, including a burial at sea, on the Carnival Paradise departing from Tampa, FL. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and booking information to join in the celebration of life for this amazing woman.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation which continues to treat all of their patients with dignity and respect and is truly at the cutting edge of cancer research. Donations can be made by mailing a check to Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, MBC-FOUND, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 or online at Moffitt.org/Donate.