Margaret Elaine Burnett passed away on Jan. 8 at age 93.

Margaret first moved to Imperial Beach with her husband, who was in the service. She loved living by the water and lived in Imperial Beach for over 50 years.

While in Imperial Beach, she worked as a second grade teacher at St. Charles Catholic Church for many years. She was beloved by her students, many who tried to stay in touch with Margaret over the years.

It was from her teaching job at St. Charles where she often did performances that gave her the idea to take the jump into forming her own business. She was the originator and owner of California Clowns and did many performances in the South Bay area and downtown San Diego. She even had a clown shop on Sixth Street in San Diego for many years.

Margaret was a character and made herself known wherever she went. She was involved in many events and knew so many people while living in Imperial Beach. It was no surprise that she was one of the original judges at the Sand Castle contests. She always had a friendly hello for every person she met.

Eventually she moved to Palm Springs where she became a story teller and did classes for adults who worked with children. She traveled back to her old stomping grounds of Imperial Beach and South Bay as often as she could.

Margaret was a woman who loved well and will be missed by many.

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