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Margaret Catherine (Hooper) "Peg" Flach

Margaret Catherine (Hooper) "Peg" Flach
  • April 20, 1921 - April 8, 2016
  • Boulder, CO & formerly of Gull Lake, Michigan

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“I remember her so well and fondly. My deepest condolences to all! (I'm Lucy's age) ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Stuart Madison - MI - Student

“Our family remembers many great times with Aunt Peg.God bless her. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Clara McLeod - Teinity, FL

“Our sincere sympathy in the passing of your mother. She was a special lady with many gifts. May your precious memories comfort you now and in the...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Susan Edwards - Battle Creek, MI

“Mary,Margaret and Patrick, deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. I'm sorry I cannot attend the special farwell day. I have many fond memories...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: dorothy pat flach-mulvahill - MI

“Very sorry to hear of Peg's passing. I've heard many fun stories from my Grandma and Uncle Al. Not many left from that old Augusta group. My...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Jeff Moran

“I didn't know Peg personally, but through the stories of my dear friend Margaret. She was just "mom" and a fellow Nurse. From what I know, she lived...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Diana Burnett - Bremerton, WA

“To my dear "second family". I have lost my last "parent". Your mother was so very special to me and I have many good memories of her and the years of...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Joanne Folsom - Traverse City, MI

“My condolences & prayers to all Peg's family.Remember her from St.Ann's Church for many years. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Eleanor Fry - Galesburg, MI


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Margaret Catherine (Hooper) "Peg" Flach of Boulder, CO & formerly of Gull Lake, MI


Peg, age 94, died Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Boulder, CO.

Peg, the daughter, of John and Iva Mae (Phillips) Hooper, was born in Detroit, MI on April 20, 1921; was a Gull Lake resident; a 1938 graduate of Kellogg High School in Augusta, MI and received her Nursing Degree from Battle Creek Community College. She was employed by the Fort Custer State Home for Children and later, the Kalamazoo State Hospital. Her favorite activities were long walks, gardening and sewing. In her later years she and daughter, Mary made hundreds of quilts for charity. She enjoyed travel with her children to Scotland, Alaska, the Caribbean and even, Antarctica. Peg played golf, did cross-country skiing and loved swimming in Gull Lake. She loved animals and had many dogs during her lifetime.

Peg was united in marriage to Vincent S. Flach of Augusta in Kalamazoo, MI on September 16, 1940 and he sadly preceded her in death on January 1, 1998. Surviving are two daughters, Mary (Dr. Lloyd) Gelman of Boulder, CO & Margaret (Allen) Gibbard of Bremerton, WA; her son, Patrick Flach of Derby, KS and by four precious grandchildren, Bryan Flach, Renee (TJ) Fears, Benjamin Gibbard and Megan Gibbard. Peg was also preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Martha Clark in 1987.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 14th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012 with Father James F. Adams, Pastor, Celebrant and Deacon Michael A. Carl, Assisting. Interment will follow next to her beloved husband, Vince at Yorkville Cemetery, Gull Lake. Immediately following the committal, family and friends will return to the St. Ann Social Hall to continue Peg's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon. Peg's family will greet friends on Wednesday, April 13th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89), where the Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Peg's honor may be directed to the donor's choice.