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Special Communication from the NASA IFM Program Office: Death of Rita Mason and Peggy Williams

By SpaceRef Editor
May 6, 2004
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Point of Contact: Patrick Ciganer, Code AG, 358-1825

Special Communication from the IFM Program Office

Our entire NASA family is mourning the tragic loss of Rita Mason
and Peggy Williams, who lost their lives in a car accident this
past weekend. Rita Mason and Peggy Williams were members of the
IFMP Project team in Huntsville, Ala., and had been with us
through the entire development cycle of our Integrated Asset
Management (IAM) implementation procurement activity. Rita was
our Contracting Officer responsible for the evaluation and award
of the IAM implementation services contract and had been leading
this effort since its inception a year ago. Rita is survived by
her parents, her four sisters and two brothers.

Peggy had been providing direct administrative and management
coordination support to our Project team. She had joined our
team during the deployment of the Core Financial module and had
been helping us ever since. Peggy was a single mother leaving
behind two children, Brittany who is 18 and will be graduating
from high school the end of this month, and Jabari who is 9.

All of us who have had the privilege of working with Rita and
Peggy will miss their high level of professionalism, friendly
exuberance, kindness and enthusiasm. In this time of tragedy and
sorrow, we grieve deeply for their families, friends and close
coworkers. This is a tragic loss for our entire NASA family and
all who knew and loved Peggy and Rita. Please join us in
extending our deepest condolences to their loved ones.

For anyone interested in making a donation to the families of
Rita and Peggy, the Federal Employee Education and Assistance
Fund (FEEA) has announced the formation of the FEEA
Mason-Williams Families Fund. Donations to the fund are tax
deductible to the full extent of the law and may be made by:

– Sending a check to: FEEA Mason-Williams Families Fund,
8441 W. Bowles Avenue, Suite 200, Littleton, CO 80123-9501

– Credit card on FEEA’s Web site, or by calling FEEA
at 303-933-7580.

– On the Web site:

– Click the “GIVE” button at the top of FEEA’s home page.

– Choose “FEEA General Fund” from the drop-down list of programs at the top of the form.

– On page 2 of the form, below your credit card information, click “Yes” where you are asked if you would like to make the donation a tribute.

– Fill in “Mason-Williams Fund” on the tribute page.

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SpaceRef staff editor.