Born in 1903 in Watrous, New Mexico, Peggy Church lived on the Pajarito Plateau as a child. In 1922, Church left New Mexico to attended Smith College. Returning home two years later, she lived at the Los Alamos Ranch School, which was founded by her father. Church moved from Watrous to Taos, New Mexico, then to Berkeley, California, before finally settling in Santa Fe in 1960. Primarily a poet, Church is most known for her book The House at Otowi Bridge: The Story of Edith Warner and Los Alamos. In the book, Church tells the story of a woman who entertained scientists of the Manhattan Project at her bridge-side tea house. Church's other works include Wind's Trail: The Early Life of Mary Austin, New and Selected Poems, Familiar Journey, and Ultimatum for Man. Peggy Church died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1986.