Peggy Dawn Adams Astle passed away at her home on Friday, July 17, 2020. Dawn was a committed and loving wife, mother and grandmother who worked hard, loved fiercely, and willingly shared her light with all around her. She was a committed member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Dawn was born in Pocatello Idaho on January 27, 1955 to William Alma Adams and Jeannine Smith Hymas. As a girl she lived with her family in Montpelier, Idaho before moving with her family to the Afton and Grover areas and attending Star Valley High School.
At age 18, Dawn married the love of her life, Gary Winters Astle, in the Logan Temple on September 21, 1973. The family moved around for a few years before returning to settle in Grover in 1980, where Dawn lived until her death. Dawn was well known in the community as the postmaster of the Grover Post Office, serving for 33 years. She was also known for her humanitarian work in and out of her church callings. Dawn’s organizational abilities are legendary - she was always organizing events large and small. Dawn was an extraordinary cook and could (and often did) whip up a meal for anyone at a moment’s notice. She continually watched for opportunities to help those around her, and quietly and consistently filled the needs she saw. In her spare time Dawn was active in maintaining and improving the Grover Community Park, working on the Grover Water Board, volunteering with the Girl Scouts for 30+ years including a caretaker for Camp Open Door at Granite Hot Springs, Friends of the Star Valley Branch Library and participating in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, to name only a few of her many projects. She loved her flowers, her family, and her community and many friends. In her professional life she was a past recipient of the Wyoming Postmaster of the Year Award from the National Association of Postmasters. Dawn loved to play games, read, camp, travel and spend time with her family.
Gary and Dawn are the parents of 6 children, Wade Astle, Traci Astle, Becky Astle, Staci Lynn Allen (Greg), Kara Weatbrook (Josh) and Amy McGurk (JR). She is survived by her husband, all 6 of her children, and her 9 grandchildren. As well as her sister, Karen Mclaughlin, and her two brothers, Tim Jensen and David Hymas. She is preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, JR McGurk. The family wishes to thank the community for their outpouring of concern and love at this difficult time.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 12 Noon at Schwab Mortuary in Afton. There will be a viewing prior to the funeral form 10:30-11:45am, with a night viewing on Friday, July 25, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm at Schwab Mortuary.
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