December 23, 1923 ~ April 19, 2003
Peggy Lancaster, a long-time resident of Palos Verdes, died at home following a lengthy illness. Nee Margaret Eileen Wilson, she was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, to Ray L. Wilson and Ella Fry Wilson. Peggy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1944 and married the love of her life, William Walker Lancaster, II in 1946. Prior to his untimely death in 1968, Bill had become a highly decorated Commander in the United States Navy. Peggy had a long and successful career in the advertising profession. She was active with and served on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Advertising Women. Among other awards, citations and honors, Peggy received dozens of ''Lulus'' for her creative campaigns. These first-place statuettes are awarded annually for outstanding achievement among women in the 13 western states. In 1980, Peggy established Scott/Lancaster/Hershfield Advertising (later, Scott, Lancaster, Mills & Atha), with her business and life partner, Stephen C. Scott, who predeceased her in 1996. Peggy was also a well-known collector of antique dolls and Pennsylvania primitives. An auction of her doll collection will be held in July at the United Federation of Doll Collectors' annual convention, in New Orleans. Peggy's warm smile and robust laugh will be missed by her friends. In accordance with her wishes, Peggy will be buried with her beloved Bill at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, May 9, 2003, at 2:30 P.M.
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