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Obituary – Susannah Borg



Nancy Susannah Schmoe Borg, 68, of Monticello, Florida, passed away June 8, 2021 in Gainesville, Florida. Susannah was born September 25, 1952 in Adel, GA and was the second of three daughters born to the late Nancy Young Schmoe and Charles Woodward Schmoe. She grew up at Blackwater Plantation in Quitman, Georgia raising cattle and showing horses. She graduated from The Bartram School in Jacksonville and The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She studied at Oxford University in England and met her Danish late husband, Stefan Borg, while cruising the Greek Isles. They married in June of 1975 and lived in Denmark, France, and Germany while they explored the world together. The coupled moved around the United States to Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, and Houston, TX before settling down in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

Susannah had style and a unique ability to fit in and take charge wherever she was: from the family cattle ranch to cocktails with diplomats, to horse shows, to politics, to biotech, to The Book Club. She worked overseas for the World Health Organization and did editorial work for many groups, including the National Cattlemen’s Association. She founded Laffing Cow Press in Saratoga, Wyoming, printing cowboy art and stories. Other projects included writing for the Saratoga Sun and establishing the Designer’s Portfolio magazine.

Susannah was active in Tennessee Walking Horse shows and raised horses with her daughter Sophia in Georgia and Tennessee. She produced the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Centennial book and served on the board of the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation. She loved hunting everywhere and fly fishing the North Platte in Wyoming. During her terms of President of the Camellia Society, she showed and judged exhibitions. Susannah was a past President of the Jacksonville Symphony Guild as well as Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at GWU. She chaired the Jacksonville Cancer Society’s Cowford Ball. Susannah served on the boards of the McKnight Brain Institute and Library Board of the University of Florida as well as Florida House in Washington, DC. As a longtime Republican, she raised funds and consulted with numerous candidates on a local, state, and national level and served on the board of the Ponte Vedra Republican Women’s Club.

She was an active member of the Beaches Historical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Susannah is survived by her daughter Sophia Ashley Borg, Shelbyville, TN; and her two sisters, Suwannee Shuntich (Lou), Gordonsville, VA and Jeannie Boyd (Allen), Greenville, FL.

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