Margaret Peckham Lind, 98, fell asleep in Jesus on June 15, 2023 in Gothenburg, NE.
She was born February 6, 1925 in Omaha, NE, daughter of Hubert and Gladys (Hammond) Peckham and was brought home to the family's big farm house, where her great grandfather had settled in 1879. This has been considered home throughout her life.
Margaret attended Lone Star School, then to Gothenburg High school graduating in 1942. She went on to Sioux Falls College in South Dakota for two years, then to Union College, Lincoln, taking the nursing program which included Boulder Sanitarium and Porter Hospital in Colorado. There were 15 young nurses who graduated in 1948 and they remained a close knit group through the years. Margaret was apparently the last to survive.
She nursed at the Gothenburg Hospital from 1950 - 1959, then with her sister, she moved to Massachusetts where she was a OB-GYN nurse at New England Sanitarium in Stoneham, MA for 13 years.
On October 14, 1971 Margaret married a Farnam rancher, Albert Lind, and so became a busy farm wife, with chickens, milk cows, a very large garden of vegetables and flowers. Margaret continued nursing at the North Platte hospital until retirement in 1990, after more than 40 year career. She also was the care giver for her declining mother who died in 1978 and then her father who died in 1990. There were also four young nieces in the home to which she was devoted to.
Margaret and Albert were members of the Seventh-day Adventist church, holding many responsibilities including church treasurer for many years. Even in her last week she was determined to be at church.
Albert passed away in 2010, but she continued with the warm affection for her flowers and many kitty cats.
Survivors include sister, Mary Lou Peckham; five nieces, Carolyn Nelson, Jacque Shotkoski, Marilyn Hayes, Deea Peckham all of Lincoln, Barbara Devine of Phoenix, AZ; four nephews, Douglas Peckham of Gothenburg and David Peckham of Indianola, Kim Peckham of Lincoln, John M. Peckham of Burleson, TX.
Margaret was preceded in death by husband, Albert C. Lind and two brothers, John Stetson Peckham and Daniel Hammond Peckham.
Visitation will be Monday, June 19, 2023, 4:00 - 7:00 pm with family present from 4:00-6:00 pm at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, NE
Services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, June 20, 2023 at 11:00 am with Pastor Fred Grant officiating.
Burial will follow in the Gaslin Cemetery, Brady, NE.
Memorials may be given to an animal shelter of your choice.