Margaret Pace Willson |

Margaret Pace Willson

Part-time Aspenite Margaret Pace Willson died May 3.

Margaret Pace Willson, a part-time Aspenite since 1956, died May 3, 2006. She was 86 years old.

Margaret was born on Dec. 9, 1919, in San Antonio. She 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 was a well-known watercolor artist. She and her husband, glass artist Robert Willson, were regularly represented at local galleries. Margaret spent many summers painting Aspen landscapes and her watercolors are on display in numerous museums and private collections in the United States and in Venice, Italy, where she also lived and painted part time. She was a regular at the International Design Conference Aspen.

Margaret was the former owner and board chair of Pace Picante (Pace Foods Inc.). In her spare time, she was active on the board of governors of Tulane University and Newcomb Alumnae Association; she was also past president of the Tulane Alumni Association. In 1965, she and five other women founded the Southwest School of Art & Craft, now internationally recognized. 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 of San Antonio and Aspen; her son, Paul David Pace, and his wife, Peggy Pace, also of San Antonio and Aspen; grandchildren Mardie Goldsbury, Maggie Boosalis, Mason Pace, Bradley Pace, Katie Pace and great-granddaughter, Ava Marie Pace.

Services were held on Friday, May 5, at Christ Episcopal Church in San Antonio.

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