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Margaret Bosshardt Pace Willson

 (1919 - 2006)
Margaret Bosshardt Pace Willson was active/lived in Texas, Louisiana.  Margaret Willson is known for watercolor painting, teaching.

Margaret Bosshardt Pace Willson

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Following is an obituary of the artist.

Margaret Bosshardt Pace Wilsondied Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at the age of 86.  
She was born on December 9, 1919 in San Antonio, Texas.  
Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, Hettie K. Bosshardt and Frank John Bosshardt, her husband Robert Willson, and her grandson David Christopher Goldsbury. 

?She is survived by her daughter, Linda Marie Pace, her son Paul David Pace and his wife Peggy Pace, grandchildren Mardie Goldsbury, Maggie Boosalis, Mason Pace, Bradley Pace, Katie Pace and great granddaughter, Ava Marie Pace.  
Margaret received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University and did postgraduate studies in Architecture, Urban Studies, Business Administration and City Planning at the University of Texas, San Antonio College and Trinity University.  
Margaret’s special love was teaching art and was beloved by her many students at San Antonio College, the Hill Country Arts Foundation, the University of the Incarnate Word. 

?She was a well-known water color artist with works shown in the United States and in her second home, Venice, Italy.  
Margaret was originator, founder and Member of the Executive Board of the Southwest School of Arts and Crafts as well as a charter and signature member of the Board of the Texas Watercolor Society.  
She has served on the Boards the San Antonio Museum of Art, the San Antonio Festival, the Hill Country Arts Foundation and the Witte Museum, and was a member of the McNay Museum Council.
Margaret was the former owner and Chairman of the Board of Pace Picante Pace Foods, Inc. and in her “spare time” was active on the Board of Governors of Tulane University and Newcomb Alumnae Association and past president of the Tulane Alumni Association.  
Margaret loved her family and her art and spent much time painting with her beloved husband and glass artist, Bob Willson in Venice and with her dear friends at her home in Aspen, Colorado.  
She was happiest surrounded by her children and doting grandchildren and never passed up an opportunity to tell stories about her childhood in Germany or her days living in the “country” in North San Antonio. She always had ample art supplies for her grandchildren and for the many children from the neighborhood who visited her.  
Margaret was a fixture of the San Antonio art community and two of her mosaic murals grace the walls of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Bishop Jones Center. 
Margaret loved to be around people and her staff, Kathy, Lucia, Alma and Maria “Barcellona”, have been part of her extended family and were invaluable in her care and entertainment and in helping her maintain her joie de vivre.
The honorary pallbearers are her long-time friends Taliaferro Cooper, Baker Duncan, John Jockusch, Jean McPherson, and Juan Wilson.

Submitted by Ande Rasmussen, who added that in 1948 and 1952, Margaret Willson was voted the Artist of the Year by the San Antonio Art League.

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About  Margaret Bosshardt Pace Willson

Born:  1919 - San Antonio, Texas
Died:   2006
Known for:  watercolor painting, teaching