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Stuart Hampton Maule

July 8, 1931 ~ March 27, 2021 (age 89)


Stuart Hampton Maule (Mike), age 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Santa Fe Care Center.  He was born July 8, 1931 in Los Angeles, California to Stuart Marshall Maule and Joan (Gartley) Maule.  He was a 1949 graduate of El Monte High School.  Following two years’ service to our country in the Army, he graduated in Anthropology at UC Berkeley, where he met his wife, Margaret Elizabeth Nielsen (Maggie).  They were married in Santa Cruz, California on March 18, 1956.  After 61 years of marriage, Maggie preceded Mike in death in 2017.  Mike is survived by his brother, Peter A. Maule, of Kirkland, WA, and his cousins, Robert W. Maule, of Poulsbo, WA, and William A. Gartley, of Corona, CA.  Mike had a life-long career in the National Park Service, advocating for Native Americans and conservation of our planet.  His posts included Mesa Verde Nat’l Park, Wupatki Nat’l Monument, and was superintendent at Effigy Mounds Nat’l Monument, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Nat’l Historic Site, and Richmond National Battlefield Park.  He was proud to serve as Lt. Governor of Rotary District 5520 from 2006-2009.  Mike’s greatest joy was traveling the world with Maggie.

A memorial service is planned when appropriate due to the coronavirus.  In lieu of flowers, friends and relatives are encouraged to contribute in his memory to the Sierra Club (

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