Margaret Louise Trask Maitin, age 85, of Ennis passed away June 14, 2008, at the Generations Care Center in Ennis.
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Margaret was born July 31, 1922, in Deer Lodge to Frank Trask Sr. and Cora Belle Nichols Trask. She was the sixth of ten children. She was educated at Powell County High School in Deer Lodge and The University of Montana in Missoula.
She married Joseph Maitin of Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 10, 1946; he preceded her in death in 2004. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Frank Trask Jr., John Nichols Trask, who drowned in childhood, and Marvin W. Trask; and four sisters, Rachel Beall, Cora Belle Robert, Ethel Dart, and Ruth Labbe.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Marcia Maitin of Collierville, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Jerry Askin of Belgrade; grandson, John Maitin of Alexandria, Va., and two granddaughters, Hilary Maitin of Conway, Ark., and JoBeth Askin of Belgrade. She is also survived by two sisters, Helen Tobin of Boulder, Colo., and Nancy Tyrell of Missoula; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Margaret was active in many organizations in the Madison Valley including the Women's Club Nearly New, and was instrumental in founding the Madison Valley Public Library and the Vintage Attic. She wrote a book on the history of the Trask family. Margaret was a lifelong member of the Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers and was a member of the Tri Deltas at The University of Montana.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Madison Public Library building fund.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Jeffers.
K&L Mortuaries & Crematory of Ennis is in charge of arrangements.
K & L Mortuaries
103 1st Ave E
Three Forks, MT 59752
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on June 18, 2008