Longtime Denver writer passes away in California
Peg Abbas, known and remembered by many in the Denver area, passed away Jan. 5, 2021, in Stockton, CA, where she had lived since August 2018. She was 87 years old.

In the mid-1970s, brothers Bob and Kim Adams came to Iowa from North Dakota. They wanted to start a newspaper that covered Denver and Readlyn. They asked Abbas if she would be interested in working for them and she agreed. She would work for the Denver Forum until 1990, the same year that her husband passed away. She went on to write Denver news for the Waverly Newspapers, and freelanced for other papers throughout the state.

Over her many years of writing, Abbas’s favorite article won her a National Press Award. It was an article called, “Tonight I Saw An Angel,” about a young autistic girl who passed away at the the age of 30, but had the mind of a three-year-old. She also enjoyed writing a series of stories on the history of the Denver Sunset Home.

Besides writing, another thing that brought much joy, time and memories to Abbas’s life was volunteering. In 1996, Abbas was inducted into the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame.

In an article written by Lindsey Corell for the Forum on Aug. 22, 2018, about her impending move to California, Abbas said, “My life has been really worthwhile. I am a better person because of Denver and because of the people of Denver. I would have to mention half of Denver to thank everyone for everything they have done for me. My life wouldn’t be what it is without this town.”
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