Margot Seeholzer, resident of Laguna Beach of over 40 years,
passed away suddenly in her home Saturday, Sept. 14.
Born in Germany in 1942, her wanderlust brought her to sunny Laguna Beach in the early ‘70s, where she joined her cousin, Anneliese Schimmelpfennig, to help teach at her new school, Anneliese’s. In the early years there, Seeholzer taught macramé, batik, art and gardening and later became a director as well as a well-loved and respected first grade teacher. Seeholzer dedicated many decades of her life to Anneliese Schools, sharing her passion for learning, art, animals and the environment with generations of Laguna Beach children.
While teaching at Anneliese’s, Seeholzer received a master of fine arts degree from Cal State Fullerton. Although she was a master printmaker, Seeholzer’s diverse art path led her to plein air and portrait painting, for which she received local awards and much praise.
Seeholzer had an insatiable thirst for knowledge and learning. A renaissance woman, she had an exquisite sense for beauty and detail, a deep appreciation for music and loved sharing her interests and skills with everyone. Her Bavarian sense of humor and her contagious zest for life enlivened all those around her; she was a loving and loyal friend.
Seeholzer is survived by her close friend Myra Gordon and husband of Laguna Beach, the Schimmelpfennig family of Laguna Beach, her spoiled parrot Sammy, her cats and her beloved circle of friends.
A remembrance of her life will be held at Anneliese Schools, Willowbrook campus, on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m.