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Margaret Mae Stone Maggy

April 10, 1922-July 12, 2014


Margaret Mae Stone Maggy

Margaret Mae Stone Maggy

A celebration of life for Margaret Stone Maggy will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church, Fairview.

Known to family and close friends as Keata, Margaret was born on her pioneer family’s dairy farm in Fairview near the corner of Fairview Avenue and Halsey Street. Born to Cedric H. and Frances (Bliss) Stone, she and her sisters Evelyn and Jo and late brother Howard grew up beside Fairview Creek on land now known as Fairview Village. They attended Fairview Grade School and Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church, established by their Great-great Aunt Hannah (Stone) Smith, Oregon Trail pioneer and founder of Fairview.

A 1940 graduate of Gresham High School, Margaret married Don Fowler in 1941. A son, James Donald Fowler, was born in 1944. After moving to Paris in 1948, Margaret learned to speak French, made lifelong friends, and enjoyed memorable adventures with Jim while while Don studied music at the Paris Conservatory. The family returned to Portland in 1950 and moved to San Francisco in 1959. Margaret cheerfully served many customers at the City of Paris department store and The Iron Duke Restaurant. She loved walking the steep hills of San Francisco with her German Shepherds, Wolf, Prince and Thunder.

Margaret married J. Darrell Maggy in 1970. They lived in Tiburon until moving to Gresham where she was active in her church and community, worked part-time at W. R. Hicks Co., and assisted Darrell at his stamp and coin shop. He preceded her in death in 1991.

Margaret is survived by her son, Jim Fowler of Concord, CA, sisters Evelyn DeYoung of Gresham and Jo Callister of Damascus, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, eight nieces and nephews and their families, and her high school classmate and beloved, devoted companion of 11 years, John C. Andrew of Portland.

For a glimpse of her long and adventurous life, go to www.bit.ly/mmmaggy

The family suggests remembrances to the Deacon’s Fund of Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church, SnowCap Community Charities, Zimmerman House Museum, or a favorite charity.