Margaret “Peggy” Dantin Smith, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Sunday, October 1st, 2023. She was 76. Margaret was born on January 30th, 1947, in Corpus Christi, Texas to Edwin and Wilma (Watson) Dantin. She attended school in Texas and New Jersey and in 1969 graduated from Jacksonville University. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.
Margaret spent her career teaching in elementary schools across America, retiring from S. Bryan Jennings in Clay County in 2001. Aside from her career, Margaret enjoyed traveling, entertaining, cooking and baking (she made the best rum cake and margaritas!), reading and doing cross stitch.
Margaret is survived by her brother-in-law Frank Santos, Winter Park, FL and cousins Carol Dantin Cook, Austin, TX, Aurease “Scottie” Bradshaw, Rowlett, TX, James Watson, Hendersonville, NC, and Lynn Watson Fernandina, FL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Wilma and her brother Edwin “Dan” Dantin.
A Celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday October 14th at Avondale United Methodist Church, 1651 Talbot Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida, 32205. Pastor Betsy Clark will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, 4535 Main Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory – (904) 353-3649.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in remembrance of Margaret to: Canine Companions, 8150 Clarcona Ocoee Rd. Orlando, FL 32818, or online: Canine.org.