Peggy J. (Hawkins) Rauenbueler: 1929-2012 |

Peggy J. (Hawkins) Rauenbueler: 1929-2012

Born Jan, 12, 1929, in Kirk, Colo., to Harold and Viola Hawkins, Peggy passed away Aug. 12, 2012, in Fort Collins after a long illness.

Peg, as she was known, was a pioneer of Grand Lake. Schooled in Grand Lake, her family owned the Harbison Ranch, which is now the back side of the Grand Lake Cemetery on Forest Service land. Her family left Grand lake for a year to work the Papago Indian Reservation in Sells, Ariz.

Returning to Grand Lake to finish her school years, she graduated from Hot Sulphur Springs. She married Don Arduese and had two children. He preceded her in death. Peg later married James Rauenbueler (Jr.). They built a home in Tabernash where he worked for Alpine Peaks until his retirement.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Viola and Harold Hawkins; a brother John Hawkins; a son Alan Ardueser; a Grand Daughter M.E. Vigilla; and her first husband, Don Ardueser. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, James Rauenbueler; daughters Lynne (David Trent) Grenemyer, of Fort Collins; and Teri (George) LaFever of Loveland; sons Steve (LeVon) Rauenbueler of Longmont; and son Ted (Linda) Rauenbueler of Henderson, Nev.; daughter Alicia (Ted) Wold of Washington State; sister Joanne Hurlbert of Loveland; nephew Cliff (Ana) Hurlbert of Costa Rica and Grand Lake; and niece Diana (Bob) Hurlbert of Dillon.

Services will be at a later date in Grand Lake.

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