Margaret E. “Maggie” Maule, 83, died at home peacefully on July 11, 2017 with her husband of 61 years by her side, following a brief struggle with cancer.

She was born on June 19, 1934 in San Francisco, California to Ove P. and Ruth (Wilson) Nielsen. She lived many of her early years in Mount Shasta, California and graduated from grammar and high school there. She received a BA in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.

While attending Cal, she met her husband-to-be Stuart H. “Mike” Maule. After graduation in 1956, Mike was employed by the National Park Service and they moved numerous times.

Maggie had a different career at each duty station beginning in Mesa Verde National Park, with positions at the Museum Association and the Mesa Verde Company. Maggie enjoyed working at the Association of Indian Affairs and State Bureau of Indian Affairs in Santa Fe.

Her favorite occupation was Museum Curator at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library where she was a key part in designing and installing the displays in the Eleanor Roosevelt wing.

After that, she was Marketing Director at National Analysts, a division of Booze Alan Hamilton, in Philadelphia where she supervised 2,000 data collectors nationwide and in Puerto Rico. Returning to Santa Fe, she worked at Robert Nichols Gallery on Canyon Road.

Maggie traveled extensively with Mike, spending significant time on all world continents except Antarctica.

A memorial is being planned.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Maggie’s honor be sent to Charles Darwin Foundation for protection and preservation of wildlife of Galapagos Islands:, see “get involved.”