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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:15 pm

The ever so beautiful and full of laughter Margo Beh, 97, has joined her husband Dick to plan their next party in heaven. Margo’s adventurous spirit and quick wit touched everyone who met her.

Margo was born Sept. 29, 1922 to Margaret and William Rice in Houston, Texas. Margo graduated from Jeff Davis High School in 1940, where she was voted Senior Favorite. Shortly after graduation, Margo pursued her lifelong dream and obtained her pilot’s license at age 19. Margo hid her flying from her parents and later entertained her family with stories of flying stunt maneuvers.

She then attended Texas Christian University and was accepted into the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) in 1944. Margo attended basic flight training in Sweetwater, Texas, reporting to the flight line in cinched up, oversized men’s flight suits. Although the war ended and the WASP were disbanded before Margo received her commission, her time with the WASP became part of her legacy.

Margo had three children, Kathleen, Cynthia, and Kimberly. Margo’s career spanned from opening modeling schools to Revlon, Neiman Marcus, and March of Dimes. After raising her children, Margo met her husband, Dick Beh at a tennis camp in Texas. Together they fulfilled their dream of moving to Coronado Cays where they lived an active life of tennis and traveling for 35 years.

Margo and Dick were very involved in community service, including City of Coronado Emergency Preparedness, Cays Beachbusters and Board Member of FOCUS. Margo was very involved in the Coronado Cays Yacht Club as Cruise Director in 1990 and C-Gull Captain in 1991. She was known for scooping up newcomers to the Cays by inviting them to sit at her table and come to her house for dinner. Most of all, Margo and Dick were known for their legendary dinner parties with mai tais and laughter.

Margo is survived by her three daughters; two grandsons Jeremy and Austin; and famous cat Cali.

Her life was full of a whirlwind of laughter, she was loved and will be missed by so very many.

A celebration of life will be held the afternoon of March 28 at the Coronado Cays Yacht Club, 30 North Caribe Cay Boulevard.