Margaret Elisabeth 'Maggie' Weston
Apr 4, 1982 - Jul 24, 2014
Margaret Elisabeth Weston passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on 24 July, 2014. Maggie was born on April 4, 1982 in Washington, DC. She was educated in public schools and graduated from high school in Kalamazoo, MI. After high school, she completed undergraduate studies with a BA in English at the University of Michigan. Following graduation, she joined Teach for America where she was assigned to teach high school English in Baltimore, for two years. While working, she completed her Masters of Arts degree in Teaching at Johns Hopkins University, specializing in secondary education (English). She returned to U of M for graduate school at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She completed her Master of Public Policy degree and then joined the Public Policy Institute of California, www.PPIC.org, where she was a research fellow. Always the achiever, she was nearing the completion of a PhD in school organization and education policy at the University of California, Davis at the time of her death.
She lived her life fully, playing high school varsity volleyball in Kalamazoo, coaching volleyball in Baltimore, and ran in 5K’s and half-marathons. She loved her Wolverines and was a fully engaged alumna. She traveled worldwide whenever opportunity arose.
She leaves behind her heart-broken parents, Lawrence and Kathryn of Simpsonville, SC; sister Melanie and brother-in-law Charles Van Anda of Knoxville, TN; grandmother Beverly Weston of Kearney, NE and grandparents John and Marilyn Kostin of Kalamazoo, MI; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and colleagues all across the country.
A Memorial Service will be held in her beloved Sacramento, CA at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Blvd. Please visit www.eastlawn.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials could be directed to the Maggie Weston Scholarship Fund, Capitol Collegiate Academy, 2118 Meadowview Rd., Sacramento CA 95832 where she served on the board as Treasurer for this charter school. Please visit www.capitolcollegiate.org/capitol/remembering-margaret-weston/.