In memoriam: Margaret Ann “Peggy” (Costain) Albers

Margaret Ann “Peggy” Costain Albers, 82, of Dallas, TX, passed away on December 3rd after valiantly fighting AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia).

Peggy was born in Ft.Riley, Kansas to Martha and James Costain and raised in Minnesota and North Dakota. After her father’s death in WWII, Peggy and her siblings were lovingly adopted and raised by her mother Martha and stepfather John Costain. Peggy graduated from the University of North Dakota where she met and married James C. Albers (deceased). Peggy and Jim were blessed with four children Teri (Brian Grayling), Douglas (deceased age 6 months), Carolyn (Jason Black) and Stephanie (Charlie Ball).

After traveling the world as the wife of a corporate executive, Peggy settled into her own career in Dallas, TX as a well-respected real estate broker and educator.  While living in Connecticut caring for her mother, Peggy met and fell in love with her second husband Vincent Tobin (deceased) with whom she shared many happy years.

Peggy introduced Vince to her favorite spot the Costain family cabin on Pelican Lake in Minnesota where they enjoyed many summers. Morning coffee on Clearview Beach will never be the same.

Peggy’s personality made her a natural for real estate. She thrived when she was able to blend her teaching skills with her real estate knowledge and experience. Over the years she was able to inspire many new and seasoned agents through her teaching.

Peggy’s other love was family and being a grandmother. She attended more than her fair share of concerts, ball games and recitals. Her grandchildren Tommy and JD Ball and Madeline Black will forever miss spending time with their “Nana”.

Along with her three daughters and grandchildren, Peggy is survived by her siblings Phillip Costain (Marcela Franconetti), Paula Costain and Pamela Costain (Larry Weiss). She was preceded in death by her sister Patricia Keller.

Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,  or the MetroTex Leadership Program-Attn. Paul Harrison (8201 N. Stemmons Fwy., Dallas, TX 75247).

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Jay Courtright and his staff at Texas Oncology along with the nurses and doctors at Medical City Dallas and the T.Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center.