Peggy Arlene Fischer passed away from natural causes at the Canyonlands Care Center on May 6, 2022.

Peggy was born in La Sal, Utah, on February 11, 1941, to Esther Reeves Dennison and Leonard Dennison. She married William (Willie) Fischer on April 4, 1959. Peggy was a mother of two boys, Jimmy and Eddie.

Peggy worked alongside her mother as a telephone operator until the Moab office was closed. She transferred to Arizona but decided the state wasn’t for her and returned to Moab where she worked for the Ramada Inn with her sister for several years before finally deciding to retire.  

She was a simple woman who adored her cats and loved working in her yard; she would often be seen out gardening and even in her later years she would at least plant one tomato plant. She loved watching ball games, playing golf in her younger years, puzzles, hikes, picnics, and animals of all kinds! She was happiest curled up with a good book while her cats sat by. She often read one book a week! It didn’t take a lot to make her happy, she was perfectly content being home with her cats.

She spent most holidays and Sundays with her sister Bobbie and Bobbie’s husband, Marvin. She passed her love of cats to her great-nieces, Kallisa and Scarlett, who spent a lot of time with their Aunt Peg. They will cherish those memories forever.

Life wasn’t fair to Peg, she had to overcome a lot in her lifetime. She was ready to be with her mother and boys. 

Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Willie; her sons, James (Jimmy) and Edward (Eddie); her mother, Esther Stewart; her fathers, Leonard Dennison and Boyd Stewart; her brothers, James (Jim) Dennison and Raymond (Boydie) Stewart; her nephews, Jon Stewart and Marvin Day, Jr.; and her brothers-in-law, Bill Riggle (Geri), Danny Van Wagoner (Sally) and Bill Bishop (Kathy).

She is survived by her sisters, Geri Riggle of Douglas, Wyoming, Sally Van Wagoner of Cleveland, Utah; Kathy Lovato (Juan) of Green River, Utah; and Bobbie Day (Marvin) of Moab; her grandson, Jarod Murphy and family, plus many nieces and nephews. 

We will miss her spunky attitude, and her determination to always do the opposite of what you wanted her to do! Our hearts are broken, and we will miss her, and her company always.  At Peggy’s request, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. You may send condolences to the family at