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Celebrating the life of

Margaret Kimbrough Norboge

June 20, 1932 - August 19, 2021

Margaret Kimbrough Norboge

Margaret Kimbrough Norboge, 89, passed away on August 19, 2021 in Savannah, GA.

Born on June 20, 1932 in “Everything’s Better in Metter,” GA, Margaret was the fourth of five children delivered in the home of The Honorable Hugh Russell Kimbrough, Sr and Maggie May Jones Kimbrough. After graduation from Metter High School, Margaret attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA and earned her degree in Home Economics from Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, GA. While in college, Margaret met and eventually married husband Peter, an exchange student from Denmark, and soon set about raising a family and Americanizing his nearly unpronounceable Danish surname. Following a short stint in New Orleans, which included the birth of their first child at the end of an un-airconditioned Louisiana summer, the family moved to Savannah, GA. There, the vivacious and whip-smart Margaret became the first local host of the syndicated Romper Room children’s program on television station WTOC, and for a number of years in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, along with “Mr. Do Bee” and “Mr. Don’t Bee,” Margaret was beamed daily to area households, and would gaze through her “Magic Mirror” at the conclusion of each show to say a gentle goodbye to all the children spellbound in front of the family television. Margaret, who was happiest when she was gardening, was well-equipped with a green thumb and a keen eye for good dirt, and brought beauty, birds, and butterflies to the family home on Savannah’s Isle of Hope. A longtime member of Isle of Hope Methodist Church, and blessed until the end with a prodigious intellect and infallible memory, Margaret will be missed by family and friends, and anyone who likes loads of X’s and O’s on their birthday cards, $2 dollar bills, and a good pineapple-and-banana white bread sandwich on the beach at Jekyll Island.

Besides her parents and spouse, Margaret is preceded by her four siblings, Hugh Russell Kimbrough, Jr; Jack Holt Kimbrough; Anne Kimbrough Jennison; and Helen Kimbrough Zimmerman. Survivors include her three children, David (Big Do Bee) Norboge, Rome, GA; Michael (Little Do Bee) Norboge, Fernandina Beach, FL; and Alice (Scoop) Norboge Macgill, Atlanta, GA. To her delight, Margaret is also survived by six grandchildren, Nicolas, Taylor, Tyler, Annabeth, Douglas, and Mallory, and was further delighted to recently welcome three great-grandchildren, Jensen, Edwin, and Dane Charles.

A graveside ceremony is planned for Lake Cemetery in Metter, GA, with details to follow.

Margaret’s family would like to give special thanks to her many thoughtful and caring friends and to the kind staff and caregivers at John-Wesley Villas and St. Joseph’s and Candler Hospitals.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests donations in Margaret’s honor and memory to the charitable organization of choice. 

 

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I remember your Mom when I was little as your Dad and mine worked at Strachan and were lifelong friends. Please know you all are in our prayers.

- Nancy Manucy Lawson, Savannah, Georgia

Our deepest condolences and sympathies. Aunt Margaret was such a wonderful, sweet and loving person. She will be missed.

- Hugh Kimbrough III and family , Alpharetta , GA

I mowed the grass for Mrs. Norboge at her IOH home in the mid-80s as I lived around the corner. She was always a very sweet lady. My condolences to her family and prayers for her eternal rest. RIP

- Mark Bandy, Savannah, GA

David, would love to see you if you have any plans to be in Savannah. I ran in to Michael some time back over at you moms house. 9126636189. Lots of good memories.

- Charlie Strickland, Savannah , Ga

David, would love to see you if you have any plans to be in Savannah. I ran in to Michael some time back over at you moms house. 9126636189. Lots of good memories.

- Charlie Strickland, Savannah , Ga

David, Michael, Alice: Our paths crossed long ago and for all of you I am thankful. Your Mom's path crossed mine from time to time over the years. She was always pleasant, enthusiastic, encouraging, and fun. You know....like you. I thank God that Jesus came to "fix the unfixable".....death has not won. I pray that fact provides peace today.

- Rick Monroe, SAVANNAH, GA

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Norgoge.. I grew up living across the street from the Norboge’s and so remembered her beautiful flowers. What a life well lived!

- Ann BOYD Farmelo, Buffalo , NY

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200

  • Services will be annouced at a later date