Margaret Preston

Margaret Preston, of Solvang passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

Her parents, George and Vesta Goldsmith migrated to California in the 1920's from West Texas. Margaret was born on May 14, 1925 in Long Beach, CA. After graduating from Compton High School, she completed her education at Long Beach State, where she received her teaching credential.

In 1945, she met Jack Preston. They married and settled in Whittier, CA, where they raised three sons, Michael, Mark and Lance.

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After retiring, Jack and Margaret moved to Solvang, where they quickly became involved in the community and made many friends. Margaret was a volunteer at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital and for many years, she enjoyed weekly Bridge games. She was also a member of the Women's Club. All who knew her will miss Margaret's smile and sense of humor.

Margaret is predeceased by her husband, Jack. She is survived by her children Michael (Jennie), Mark (Eileen) and Lance. She leaves behind four grandchildren, Gabe, Thomas, Woody and Lauren, as well as two great-grandchildren, Jack and George.

The family will celebrate Margaret's life and times next spring.

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