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Margaret A. Prime

May 7, 2009
Lake Placid News
    QUEENSBURY — Margaret A. Prime, 77, a resident of Queensbury, passed away at her home on May 5, 2009, following a stroke suffered on April 22, 2009.

    Margaret, better known as “Peggie,” was born July 21, 1931 in Passaic, N.J., the daughter of David and Jane Ackerman. 

    She attended school in Passaic and then went to Kent Place School in Summit, N.J.  She then attended Smith College in Northhampton, Mass., graduating in June 1953. On June 12, 1953, she married R. Case Prime in Lake Placid.  They spent a year in Albany, where their daughter Penelope was born, and then moved to Glens Falls, and later Queensbury, where they lived and raised their four children: Penelope, Jeffrey, Richard and Ted.

    Peggie was active in her community as a cofounder of Christ Church Day Care Center, a member of the Jackson Heights PTA, a member and docent of the Hyde Museum.  She was a member of the Adirondack North County Association (ANCA), a past director of the Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, a past secretary and director of the Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH).  She was a past member of the Essex County Garden Club and a member of the Lake George Garden Club.

    Peggie is survived by her husband Case; their children Penelope Prime and her husband John Garver and their children Vanessa Garver and Alex Garver of Atlanta, Ga., Jeffrey Prime of Saranac Lake, Richard Prime and wife Sheri Amsel and their children Dillon Prime and Colden Prime of Elizabethtown and Ted Prime and his wife Donna Prime and their children Tyler Prime, Noah Prime, and Case Prime of Lake George; her brother David Ackerman and his wife Elizabeth of Shelbourne, Vt.; her sister Judie Easley and her husband Zeke of Gig Harbor, Wash.; and sister Sallie Clark and her husband Harrison of Brooksville, Maine.

    There will be no calling hours.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 13 at the United Methodist Church of Queensbury, 460 Aviation Road, Queensbury, followed by a reception at the church.  Internment will take place at a later date in the Prime plot in the North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid.

    Memorial contributions may be made to High Peaks Hospice, 667 Bay Road, Suite 1, Queensbury, NY 12804 or Glens Falls Hospital Foundation, 12 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY 12801, or to a charity of your choice.

    Arrangements are under the direction of Sullivan-Minehan and Potter Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.

    Online condolences can be made at


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