Thomsen, who had battled cancer for some time, was a 47-year resident of Albany. Thomsen's family says she died in the early morning hours on June 8.
In the wake Thomsen's death, the City of Albany released the following statement:
The City of Albany deeply mourns the loss of our Mayor Peggy Thomsen. Flags at City facilities have been lowered at all City facilities, and the Albany City Council will adjourn in memory of Mayor Thomsen at their meeting this evening.
Mayor Thomsen has gifted Albany with a legacy of leadership and a remarkable dedication to serving the community. We will dearly miss Mayor Thomsen, and strive to continue with the duties of local government to serve the community in honor of Peggy. The City wishes to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Thomsen family, our hearts and prayers are with them at this time of sorrow.
Thomsen's family sent an email addressing the loss of their mother:
To our Family and Friends,
We are writing to let you know that our mother, Peggy Thomsen, passed away just after midnight on June 8th. Although she had been bravely battling cancer for a while, this was unexpected and she passed quickly and peacefully.
She always put her family, friends, and community ahead of herself because they were more important to her than anything. She will miss you all.
Our family is in shock and feeling great loss but we wanted to let you know, dear friends and Albany family. Information regarding a memorial service will be forthcoming. We appreciate your support and prayers.
The Thomsen Family