[LMB] Sad News

Judy Johnson jjperry038 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 24 00:39:19 GMT 2017

Obituary for Meg <http://mmjustus.com/obituary-for-meg/> Justus

Meg’s friend, Jan Hanken, on 22nov2017 posted on FaceBook in the private
group, Meg’s Village:

Meg left us peacefully today at 11:00 am PST. I was so blessed to have been
with her when she left this world. I am overwhelmed by the love and support
she received during her final days and we all have been touched by this
incredible woman. She did so many things in 58 years. I know for a fact
that she is on to bigger and better adventures.

Here is the obituary Meg prepared for when the time came:

Meg (Mary Margaret) Justus

Born: April 8, 1959

Death: November 22, 2017

Service: No service. Ashes to be scattered privately at Sunrise on Mt.
Rainier to fertilize the wildflowers.

Meg died from metastatic cancer in Lacey, Washington.

Meg was born the caboose (much younger than her siblings) of four girls in
New Orleans, Louisiana. She grew up in suburban Los Angeles, Denver, and
the California Bay Area. As an adult she also lived in Oregon, Indiana,
Ohio, and Montana before finally landing in Washington state at age 34.

Meg graduated cum laude with a degree in British and American literature
and history from Ohio University in 1990, then completed a master’s degree
in library science at Indiana University in 1991. Later in life she also
completed a certificate in museum studies from the University of Washington.

Meg held many jobs pre-library school, from music school secretary to hog
farm bookkeeper. A volunteer position at her local library eventually led
to library school, and she worked as a librarian for fourteen years, when
she switched to museum curation for five years.

But Meg’s true passions were writing and travel. She published a number of
books under the moniker M.M. Justus. She liked to say what she wrote was
90% history and 10% fantasy, set in the Old West. Due to her background she
was a stickler about getting the history right, and her books were set in
places she’d traveled to herself. Her travels included two long trips of
multiple months each; the first was documented in the travel memoir

She liked to call herself a professional dilettante. Her other passions
included quilting and other needlework, gardening, meteorology, and wild
plant identification, especially wildflowers.

Meg is survived by her three older sisters, Susan Moore, Nancy Nowell, and
Ann Mattas, her best friend of 52 years Jan Hanken, who was the sister she
should have had, and more wonderful friends than she ever expected to make.

If you wish, please send a donation to the Yellowstone or Mt. Rainier
Foundations or any organization working towards the survival of wildflowers.

Rest in peace, Meg.


On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 4:31 PM, Louann Miller <domelouann at gmail.com> wrote:

> Her literary executor is going to post an obituary here and on Meg's blog.
> On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 6:12 PM, Katrina Knight <kknight at fastmail.fm>
> wrote:
> > At 07:07 PM 11/22/2017 Kevin Kennedy wrote:
> >
> >> For those who aren't keeping track on FB,  I just saw the post saying
> >> former listie Meg Justus died this morning at 11:00am
> >>
> >
> > Thanks for letting us know. Meg was a good friend and I'll miss her.
> >
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