The Santa Clarita Valley Signal
September 28, 2014
Peggy Akers (Lieselotta Mayer, Peggy Drake), 91, of Santa Clarita, CA passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014. She was born in Germany on October 6, 1922 and immigrated to the US in 1925.
At the age of 3, Peggy came to America to pursue a theatre career. She became an accomplished dancer and actress and appeared in many films. She married Frederick Ramsey in 1946 and had three children, Frederick Jr., Cathy, and Carla. Frederick Sr. passed in 1972.
Peggy found love again with Ken Akers and they married on May 18, 1976. Ken believed that in Peggy he had found his "gracious partner" and that they "were meant to be". They enjoyed camping at Rincon, CA, annual trips to Laughlin, NV, and visiting family and friends in Carpinteria, CA. Peggy's life was filled with love from her children and grandchildren who lovingly called her "Mutti". Mutti could be counted on to liven up any party with a song and a dance.
Peggy is survived by her husband of 38 years, Kenneth Akers; Carla Nash, Sherri Akers, and Cindy Rabson; grandchildren: Denise Plummer, Jamey MacLellan, Jesse Johnson, Erica Gross, Tessa Nash, Anisha Koepnick, Adler Rabson, and Hayden Rabson; 17 great-grandchildren; her faithful dog ,Heidi; her friend and loving caregiver, Bien Cox. She is preceded in death by Frederick Ramsey Sr., Cathy Ramsey, Frederick Ramsey Jr., and Amber Eaton.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to St. Clare Catholic Church, Santa Clarita, CA (www.st-clare.org/).
DRAKE, Peggy (Liesl Lotte Mayer)
Born: 10/6/1922, Vienna, Austria
Died: 9/19/2014, Santa Clarita, California, U.S.A.
Peggy Drake’s western – actress:
King of the Mounties – 1942 (Carol Brent)