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In Loving Memory of Peggy Joan Maxie

Peggy Joan Maxie 

Peggy Joan Maxie, 87, passed away on February 18, 2024. Ms. Maxie was born on August 18, 1936 in Amarillo Texas and moved to Seattle at age 6 along with her siblings and many other relatives. 

Peggy was the first African American woman elected to the Washington State House of Representatives, serving the 37th District from 1971 to 1982. Having achieved a Masters in Social Worker Degree, she started her company, PM&A in 1981 and provided mental health and vocational services until 2022. In 1975, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law Degree from St. Martin's University. 

Peggy sponsored the landmark Landlord Tenant Act, the Displaced Homemakers Act, founded Women in Unity, and held legislative workshops on participatory democracy to encourage voter participation. 

A funeral service will be held for family and friends on Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 820 18th Ave Seattle  WA 98122. Burial will be at Noon on Monday, March 4, 2024 at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetary, 11111 Aurora Ave N, Seattle Wa 98133.