Marguerite “Maggie” Hannah Gould of Pine Grove, Oregon, passed away on New Year’s Day 2015 at her home.
Maggie was born in Castro Valley, CA to Patricia and Alexander Gould on October 12, 1957. Growing up in a Navy family, she went to high school in Athens, Greece and Bahrain.
She graduated from Skyline High School in Oakland, CA. Maggie also attended Feather River College in Quincy, CA; Rogue River Community College in Grants Pass, OR; later graduating from Oregon State University, in Corvallis, OR, with a BS in Wildlife Science.
Maggie worked for the U. S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management for over 25 years, spending the most time in the Mt. Hood National Forest.
She performed wildlife projects and surveys for all types of birds and wildlife (lynx, bears, elk) and particularly loved monitoring the endangered spotted owl, Sandhill crane and songbirds. She volunteered for Hawkwatch International in Oregon, the Audubon Society of Portland, the Living History Pioneer Camp, Teachers in the Woods and the Maupin Visitors Center.
Maggie enjoyed salmon fishing in Alaska and trout fishing in the Sierra Nevada. She loved her dogs, her family, her friends, bird watching, gardening, sunflowers and living in rural Oregon.
Her father, Alexander; her sister Julie; her beloved dog Jessie; special friends Ernie Brookins; and the Anderson sisters survive her.
A celebration of her life will be held in March 2015 in Pine Grove, OR; a notice with further details will be published then.
Her family wishes to thank Heart of Hospice for their compassionate care.
Memorial donations may be made to Heart of Hospice Foundation at 205 Wasco Loop, #202, Hood River, OR 97031 or Hawk Watch International for work in Oregon including the Adopt-a-Hawk program at 2240 South 900 St, East Salt Lake City, UT 84106.
Remember Maggie with this thought as quoted on one of her favorite T-shirts from Denali National Park:
‘“Loons invented the music of being alone. Cranes invented the music of being together.’
None of us is alone in the world. We take this journey together. Together we can make a difference,’
- Kim Heacox.”
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