Peggy Kirkwood Schuster, 69 years of age, passed away on March 3,2020 in Tucson, Arizona after a long battle with Liver Disease.\n\nPeggy was born on November 14,1950 in Augusta, Georgia to an army family that was moving all the time. She is survived by her husband, Steven Schuster of 20 years, and her sister Debbie Haviland who still resides in Indianapolis, In. Her father Robert Earl Kirkwood and mother Jeanne Malone Kirkwood and her younger brother Kevin Kirkwood all passed prior to Peggys death.\n\nPeggy honed her skills at being the new girl at many different schools. Later the family settled in Indianapolis, In and she attended Arlington High school and graduated in 1969 from the first graduating class at John Marshall High School. While there she was able to use her vocal talents to be a part of the school choir. Her writing skills were honed as editor of the school newspaper. Her post High School education started at Indiana University and ended with a bachelors degree. She continued her quest for her MBA degree and with help of her late Husband Donald C. Price she achieved this goal, mostly working during the day and school at night.\n\nCreativity has been expressed in her decorating and love of Artwork. Her concern for all living things was demonstrated by her love of plants, as found on her home with well over 60 potted plants. She has also been able to cultivate and maintain an array of inside African violets for at least the last 13 years. She has also,shared with neighbors, and was very happy to see the cuttings from her garden grow at several other neighbors homes.\n\nIn the last 3 years her best times have come from being a docent at Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Az. Her day of the week was Wednesdays and she was eager to meet all her fellow docents. They are a great group of volunteers and her love of the animals. The visiting school children, and feeding the Giraffes were a highlight of her day. She had been to Africa in 1982 and 1983 on Safari and was a great animal enthusiast.\n\nAbove all, she has been a loving and generous wife, sibling and friend.\n\nOn the occasion of her 60th birthday we all celebrated on a 7 day cruise with several of her friends and family. Before the cruise Peggy sat down and wrote a prologue of what if!! She starts off with the following: This is a scenario of Peggy awakening and being confronted with questions and how she responds.\n\nI woke up in a very strange place.It was a twilight kind of light. Not really dark and yet not really bright light. There didn't appear to be anyone around. So, I called out.\n\n"Where am I?"\n\nThis is a dry run for later in life. Your practicing for later events.\n\nLike WHICH later event? Dying?\n\nI believe you and your friends euphemistically refer to it as "passing over."\n\n"Don't tell me its my second chance. Im supposed to have bitten the big one several times already in my life. So whats the purpose of this little visit!\n\nYou, my friend have a special birthday coming in November, 2010. You have pestered, bored and reminded everyone for at least a year. You have coerced almost all your favorite people into spending your 60th birthday with you.\n\n"And your point?"\n\nWe have seen you do many "out of the ordinary" things in your life: trying different beliefs to the extent of alienation from main stream society, reporting yourself as a different religion every semester at college, befriending those when no one else would associate with them, testing the boundaries of society at any given opportunity. We would just like to know why you have the need to gather THIS group of people at THIS time.\n\n"What if I said it was none of your business?" Its really pretty simple. I believe they have helped form the fabric and tapestry of my accumulated life to date. Its not a coincidence that we are going on a ship together. In almost all symbolism a ship or boat indicates a journey. We have all taken a "safari" or "walk about" together. All of them have impacted my life.\n\nWhat would you tell them right now on the off chance you were never to see then again on this material earth plane?\n\nIf I were to go first then I wouldnt have the chance to tell someone what I really wanted to e.g. how important they are in my life. If they go first, I would only get the opportunity to say something "after the fact". I would tell them how much fun it was to hang out them over the years. What a good time Ive enjoyed being in their company. I would like to point out how each one is a wonderful person in their own right, and remind them of all the good things I know they have done.\n\nAnd thus completing this prologue Peggy proceeded to write a special piece for each and every person. In conclusion as you can tell Peggy was very interested in all her friends and only looked at the best in every person she came in contact with. \n\nAt this time final arrangements are still being contemplated. I do know that any contributions to the Reid Park Zoo, Tucson Arizona in her name would be what she would have wanted. Anything further will be decided at a later time.