BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Longtime Bakersfield philanthropist Peggy Cole Darling has died six weeks shy of her 96th birthday.

Jim Darling tells 17 News his stepmother died at her home Monday afternoon.

Peggy Darling, a Los Angeles native and widow of longtime Bakersfield attorney Curtis Darling, was instrumental in the renovation and rebirth of the Fox Theater and most recently donated a building adjacent to the Fox to the Bakersfield Firefighters Association for a Firefighters Museum.

17 News will have much more on the passing of Peggy Darling right here Tuesday.