February 1 1925 January 30 2020
Bloomington — Margaret (Peggy) Jane Bachman, a long-time resident of Bloomington IN, died January 30, 2020 at Meadowood Health Pavilion. She is survived by her two daughters, Kathryn Mary Bachman and Mary Margaret Bachman. Born 1925 in Walton, Indiana, Peggy attended Miami University of Ohio and graduated from the University of Illinois with degrees in journalism and music. Music was Peggy’s passion. An accomplished pianist, Peggy could play by ear and often entertained her family, friends, neighbors and colleagues with the American Songbook, as well as Jazz and Big Band standards. She married the love of her life, William Bachman, a renowned local architect, in 1963. The couple settled happily in a mid-century modern home of Bill’s design in Hammond Indiana. Peggy moved to Bloomington, Indiana several years after Bill Bachman passed away in 1989. Here, she enthusiastically embraced the arts and music programs of Indiana University, serving as a docent for the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University. Peggy loved to guide students, alumni and visitors in their exploration of the museum’s collection of art from Africa, Asia, the South Pacific, and the Americas. She also was an ardent supporter as well as a frequent customer of the Angles, the Museum’s former gift shop. Peggy had a big heart and always thought first of others, supporting charities large and small, local and international, celebrated and obscure. To honor the life and work of William Bachman, she established a scholarship program in architecture at the University of Illinois. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers and gifts, people donate to the charity of their choice. A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington on Saturday, March 14 at 11:00am. A reception will follow the service at the church. Allen Funeral Home and Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Margaret (Peggy) Jane Bachman please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Margaret Peggy Jane Bachman February 1 1925 January 30 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Bloomington, state: Indiana