Margaret Ann ‘Pege’ Kasper

June 23, 1949 – March 24, 2018

Margaret Ann “Pege” Kasper, 68, Reno, Nev., formerly of Altoona, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018.

She was born in Altoona, the youngest daughter of the late Lester and Constance Laughlin. Her family moved in 1959 to the West Coast.

Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth Bree Kasper; a sister, Elizabeth Craig Loughlin; a nephew, David Jacob Laughlin; a great-nephew, Logan Jacob Laughlin; and three cousins: Beck, Sally and Don Jr. Carn.

Pege was a 1967 graduate of Santa Barbara High School. In 1972, she graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She worked as an educator for the Washoe High School, Reno, Nev., from 1978 to 2010, where she was awarded Outstanding Staff Award 1996, Washoe High Distinguished Performance Award in 1996 and WEA Most Influential Educator Award in both 2003 and 2006.

A celebration of life service was held on Earth Day at Idlewild Park, Westmoreland County.