Obituary: Margaret “Maggi” Anna (Griffith) Dietz (July 3, 1942 – May 1, 2012)

By Submitted May 12, 2012 12:00 am

Margaret “Maggi” Anna (Griffith) Dietz passed away on May 1, 2012, in Eureka, shortly after suffering a stroke. Born in Crescent City, on July 3, 1942, to James Gregory Griffith and Francis Isabel (Marr) Griffith, she spent her formative years growing up in Klamath with her brother Tommy and sister Eleanor.

She married Lester Dietz in 1961 in Klamath and gave birth to Duane and Duanne before moving to Los Angeles in 1964, where she later gave birth to Chris and Robert. The family moved to Seattle in 1969 where she lived a homemaker’s life. In 1976, she joined Pacific Northwest Bell telephone company and retired as a personnel supervisor in 1996. She divorced in 1982, moved to Deer Park, Wash., and was married to Ken Rummel for several years before divorcing again. She returned to Klamath and was working with her niece Peggy as manager of Robin’s Nest Antique Store in Crescent City when she fell ill.

Maggi led an ordinary life but found true joy in helping those in need. She was an avid supporter of Muscular Dystrophy Foundation’s telethons, American Cancer Society, and those people whose lives she touched at the antique store. She was an avid craftsperson enjoyed playing card games and solving jigsaw puzzles.

She is survived by her four children: sons Duane, Chris and Robert and daughter Duanne; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; her sister Eleanor, nieces Kathy and Peggy, and nephew Brian.

At her request there will be no formal services. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

— Submitted by Family

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