Peggy Chow Weinzierl, age 69, passed away suddenly in her sleep on Saturday evening. She was born in Taoyuan, a suburb of Taipei, Taiwan and attended both primary and secondary schools there, and moved to Taipei to attend college. In 1974 she met the love of her life and got married on New Year’s Day in 1978 after an extended courtship.
They moved back to the USA that same year where they purchased their first home in Mission Viejo, California for her husband’s work at San Clemente. Three years later they moved to Busan, South Korea where her son, Garrett, was born in 1985. Returning to the USA in 1986, the new family settled in Gaithersburg, Maryland where her daughter, Chelsy, was born later that year. After a few years they were lured down to Alabama where her husband was offered a position with the TVA senior management team and settled into a soon-to-be growing little city called Madison which they have called home for more than three decades.
Peggy loved the quiet, southern, suburban lifestyle in Madison and became involved in many philanthropic Madison City and St John the Baptist Catholic Church activities to which she devoted many hours. She lived in the same house for over 25 years raising her two children which were her pride and joy. In 2013 they bought the last home she would live in which was only a half mile away as the crow flies.
Peggy was most happy just being the best Mother, Wife, and Homemaker to her family and excelled at each with great love, devotion, and kindness. Those who knew her were impressed most by her beauty, charm, wisdom, and a deep love for our Lord.
She was preceded in death by her Father, Chow Ming-Yun; her Mother, Huang, Yue-Ying; her younger brother, Chow Ding-Kuo. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, William George Weinzierl; son, William Garrett Weinzierl; daughter, Chelsy Nicole Weinzierl; younger brother, Chow, Tzou-Jeun, and three nieces, Chow, Chieh-Tzu; Chow, Nuo-Ya; and Laura Brumm.
We are all shocked and heartbroken by her unexpected death and will miss her greatly, but are comforted to know that our Lord, whose chose her birthday to be the day after his own, wanted to have another angel in heaven with him.
A Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 12 noon at St John the Baptist Catholic Church at 1055 Hughes Road, in Madison, Alabama 35758. Once the pandemic has subsided a Celebration of Life will be planned for a future date later this year. Please pray for the repose of her soul.