Laura Virginia (Kelly) Peugh, 90, of Alpine, Utah, passed away July 2016, at River Meadows Senior Living. Born March 1926 in Glenolden, PA, she was the daughter of the late George Howard and Myrtle Virginia (Bowen) Kelly. She was preceded in death by an infant brother William Howard Kelly, her husband Darrel Eugene Peugh, Sr., and their two infant sons William Leonard Peugh and William Howard Peugh.\n\nLaura was a 1944 graduate of Glen-Nor High School in Glenolden, PA, then earned her B.S. in Mathematics and Chemistry from Ursinus College in 1947. Laura attained her M.S. with a major in Applied Mathematics and minors in Engineering Mechanics and Statistics in 1950, from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she met and married Darrel E. Peugh, her partner in life.\n\nAfter graduation from Purdue, and their April 1949 marriage, she and Darrel moved to the greater Washington D.C. area where Laura worked in civilian capacity at the David Taylor Model Basin (DTMB), later known as the Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. Laura used her expertise in the hard sciences to write code and perform analysis for some of the very first computers and war-game simulations to protect this great country. In light of her applied skills and leadership she was awarded a Letter of Commendation from the Department of the Navy, part of her official record.\n\nLaura retired from her career when the family moved to Europe in 1971 where many fond memories were made during everyday life in England and family vacations on the continent.\n\nThroughout their marriage, Laura and her husband Darrel enjoyed the hobby of model airplane flying. They actively participated in flying meets and together enjoyed collecting antique model airplane engines. Laura could "throw a wrench" with the best of them when it came to adjusting an engine for peak performance.\n\nMusic, gardening, reading, sewing, and knitting were other life-long hobbies for Laura. Volunteering of her time was a major part of Laura. She worked countless hours with Meals-on-Wheels and local gardening projects wherever she currently resided. And not a Christmas would go by that at least one family member would receive a hand-made item; these gifts will always be treasured.\n\nLaura is survived by two children, Darrel (Janice) Peugh, William (Sharon) Peugh, and six grandchildren: Steven Peugh, Jack Peugh, Jennifer (Aaron Gordner) Peugh, Kelly (Adam) Roberts, Rachel Peugh, and Hailey Peugh.\n\nA celebration of life service will be held at her graveside at Arlington National Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband Darrel and their two infant sons. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ursinus College (www.ursinus.edu), Advancement Office, 601 East Main St., Collegeville, PA 19426, or The Panhandle Butterfly House (www.panhandlebutterflyhouse.org), P.O. Box 5208, Navarre, FL 32566.