Obituary: Margarett W. "Peg" Furey

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Margarett W. “Peg” Furey

Port Townsend, Wash.

March 19, 1940 – Jan. 28, 2017

Margarett W. “Peg” Furey, a former municipal judge whose love of animals, friends, and adventure inspired many over the course of a long and colorful life, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at her home in Port Townsend. She was 76. Born in Coronado, Calif., she majored in French at the University of Colorado, studied and traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East, and received a Master’s in Education from Stanford University before marrying Jim Furey in 1966. He died in 1998.

Peg received a J.D. from the University of Wyoming in 1978, and worked for many years as a lawyer and then as a judge in Gunnison, Colorado where she received several awards for her pro bono work on behalf of children. After retirement in 2005, she moved to Port Townsend.

Peg is survived by her brother Dick Johnson and his wife Sarah; nephew Steve, his wife Karen, and their children Emily, Hunter, and Rebecca; niece Lynn Gallagher, her husband Mike, and their children Noah, Sam, and Lily; daughter Constance Furey, son-in-law Jason Fickel and granddaughter Veronica Furey Fickel; and countless friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Olympic Neighbors, Olympic Mountain Pet Pals, or any of the many other organizations Peg contributed to during her ten years in Port Townsend.

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