In loving memory of

Margaret Tullis
October 28, 1957 - September 30, 2020

Margaret (Peggy) Tullis, 62, of Kingston, NY, passed from this life Wednesday, September 30, 2020, unexpectedly but peacefully, at home. She was born October 28, 1957, in Copenhagen, Denmark, daughter of the late Martin and Florence (Heppel) Nolan, both stationed overseas with NATO peacekeeping forces at that time.

Peggy painted her life in vibrant colors and loving, unswervingly loyal relationships. A championship athlete in her younger years (basketball and springboard diving), she enjoyed to hike on the Walkway Over the Hudson and the Ashokan Rail Trail. She liked to cook and bake, especially with and for others. She loved to travel, to tell jokes, and to listen to music, knowing by heart the words to every song written and performed by the band "America." Most of her energy poured out in creating visual art of every form, from coloring hair (her own and others), to coming up with imaginative, stylish clothing combinations, to painting and drawing in every medium and every variety of subject.

Raised primarily in Tennessee, Peggy brought hospitality and easy friendship with her to New York, and she spread good will everywhere she traveled. She worshiped with and was baptized into the Abundant Life Tabernacle Upci (United Pentecostal Church International), and she read passages from the Bible daily. Her prayers were frequent, loving, generous, and open-hearted.

Peggy enjoyed being with people whether working or playing. She volunteered as a bookkeeper for Tibet Aid (where she sponsored a Tibetan student), for Catskill Mountainkeeper at flea markets, and fiercely and joyfully on the political campaigns of her older sister, Kathy.

Peggy is survived by her siblings, Kathleen Nolan of Mt. Tremper, Cinnamon Nolan of Valladolid, Spain, Martin Nolan of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, an aunt (Jeannine Nolan) and cousin (Ruth Nolan) in Syracuse, and collections of cousins in Wisconsin and Colorado.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Keyser Funeral Service, Kingston, New York. A graveside burial service will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Montrepose Cemetery, 75 Montrepose Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. Later this fall, in celebration of her life, friends and family will host an exhibit of Peggy's art at Samadhi Community Outreach Center in Kingston.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peggy's memory may be made to support her Tibetan student through Tibet Aid (PO Box 1081, Woodstock NY 12498) or online (via PayPal or at A tribute for Margaret can be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.


Christinelynk wrote on Oct 10, 2020:

"Peggy was my very best friend I love her so much and she is going to be missed very much by me Christine lynk"

Angela Christian McCulloch wrote on Oct 9, 2020:

"Kathy, so sorry to hear of Peggy?s passing. I can?t imagine. How wonderful that she will live on through her artwork and your sweet memories of her. "

Kathy Nolan wrote on Oct 8, 2020:

"The kind words and memories of Peggy's friends and colleagues have been such a comfort to me and our entire family during this time -- thank you, thank you!"

Janet Tate wrote on Oct 6, 2020:

"Family, I played basketball with Peggy at UTC here in Chattanooga. I counted her as my friend. Her smile could brighten up a room so quickly! What an athlete! So quick and smart. I was at practice with her the day she hurt her knee. I loved Peggy as did her teammates. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love Peggy ??"

Vicki Smith West wrote on Oct 6, 2020:

"Dear Kathy, Cinnamon, and Martin, With hearing my beautiful, sweet, multi talented friend flew from this earth, part of my heart went with her. Thinking of Peggy instantly takes me back to the Summer of 1971 when we met at the community pool in East Ridge TN. We became soul mates, she was family, so many memories. I will never forget she talked me into a dance routine for the HS talent show; we danced to "I don't need no doctor" by Humble Pie. I still have the picture of us in our little black outfits. So many thoughts of Peggy are swirling in my head, but the best is Peggy's SMILE. She could light up any room. Thank you Kathy for taking such loving care of your sister. Peggy will always live in my heart.....until I see her again. All my love."

Joanne Steele wrote on Oct 6, 2020:

"Dear Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss of your sister, Peggy. It's so heart wrenching, mourning your loss. The memories flash up so vividly and then,in grief, tumble like angry cats. Time will come and Peace will last. Keep on dear activist friend. Blessings. Joanne Steele "

Bob Mulkey wrote on Oct 6, 2020:

"Thoughts and prayers go to her family and close friends. I went to high school with Peggy and considered her a friend. She was so smart and athletic. RIP old friend. "

Gloria Waslyn wrote on Oct 5, 2020:

"Kathy and your whole family, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of Peggy to this world and to your lives and the lives of so many that she impacted. The Parrots For Peace loved and will always love her and I will forever hold dear the many memories of sweet shared moments. - Gloria Waslyn"

Patty Goodwin wrote on Oct 5, 2020:

"Kathy, my heart is with you at this difficult time. I feel sure that her warm and creative spirit lives on in you and in all the other souls she touched. Sending love and hugs..."

Neeta Ramesh wrote on Oct 5, 2020:

"Remembering you Sister Peggy. Thank you for always being kind and warm to us. Love, Sister Neeta"

Kate Queen wrote on Oct 4, 2020:

"Kathy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your sister's artwork is just lovely. "

Patti Candelari wrote on Oct 3, 2020:

"Kathy, not knowing your sister does not preclude me from deeply feeling your loss for her. How wonderful that you have her artwork as a visual accompaniment to your many memories of her."