Margarett W. “Peg” Furey

Margarett W. “Peg” Furey, a former Gunnison municipal judge whose love of animals, friends, and adventure inspired many over the course of a long and colorful life, died Saturday, Jan. 28, at her home in Port Townsend, Wash. 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 judge in Gunnison, 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 children Emily, Hunter, and Rebecca; niece Lynn Gallagher, her husband Mike, and children Noah, Sam, and Lily; daughter Constance Furey, son-in-law, Jason Fickel, 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 supported during her Gunnison years.

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