Margaret Anne (Lively) Schultz, 90, died Oct. 15, 2018, at Langdon Place of Keene, where she had lived and received loving care for the past six years.
Margaret, known as Peg, was born in Shelburne Falls, Mass., June 24, 1928, daughter of Arthur J. and Mary Isabelle (McFarlane) Lively, and graduated in 1946 from Arms Academy in Shelburne Falls and in 1950 from The College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, Mass.
She married John H. Schultz Jr. in September 1950. Jack and Peg lived in Shelburne Falls, where their six children were born. In 1969, the Schultzes moved to Bellows Falls. Jack died in 2007.
Peg did graduate work at UMass-Amherst, at Dartmouth Medical School Biology Institute under a National Science Foundation grant, at Suffolk University under a National Science Foundation grant for marine biology, and received a master’s degree in education from Keene State College in 1977.
Peg taught general science, biology, and anatomy and physiology for 25 years. She taught at Colrain (Mass.) Central School for two years (where she also coached football), Mohawk Trail Regional High School in Shelburne Falls for two years, and in Bellows Falls for 21 years (where she also coached field hockey and girls track). She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Windham Retired Teachers Association, Bellows Falls Women’s Club and the American Legion Auxiliary, and was a lifetime member of the National Education Association.
Peg attended St. Charles Church and the Greater Bellows Falls Adoration Chapel. In retirement, she was a volunteer reader at Central Elementary School. Peg was a co-chair of American Red Cross blood drives for many years.
Peg enjoyed gardening, sewing, and baking her infamous molasses cookies, among other treats. She and Jack enjoyed traveling and especially excursions to the island of Vinalhaven, Maine.
Survivors include her children, John H. Schultz III and wife Katherine Lariviere of Peachtree City, Ga., Paula S. Schultz of Halifax, Vt., Kathleen S. Nichols and husband Mark of Dublin, N.H., Mary S. Black and husband John of Stowe, Joseph A. Schultz and wife Sue Ellen Gilman of Springdale, Ark., and James C. Schultz and partner Michael Lucia of South Burlington; nine grandchildren, Robyn Schultz Stuart and husband David of Blacksburg, Va., Eric Schultz of Peachtree City, Ga., Nate Schultz and Drew Schultz of Springdale, Ark., Lucas Schultz of West Dover, Vt., Samuel Black and Anna Black of Stowe, Jack Black of Telluride, Colo., and Hannah Lucia of Georgia, Vt; and a great-grandson, Johnathan David Stuart, born in June 2017.
The family of Margaret Schultz invites friends to share happy memories of her life at Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Burial will be at Arms Cemetery in Shelburne Falls, Mass., on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 11:30 a.m.