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Maggie Gee After 89 wonderful years, Maggie Gee passed away on Friday, February 1, 2013. She was born on August 5, 1923 at 2773 Acton Street in Berkeley, California. The story of Maggie's life had many fascinating chapters including political activist, WASP (Women Air Service Pilots), mathematician, computer scientist, and physicist. She would like to thank everyone who contributed to it with great friendship - she loved you all. Maggie's accomplishments have been recognized by numerous groups including being the recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal.
Maggie also loved Berkeley, the place where she grew up, attended public schools and UC Berkeley. She was active in numerous community and political organizations, including the Berkeley Democratic Club and the Berkeley Community Fund - she had friends in every camp. If you would like to honor Maggie, be sure to vote in every election for the rest of your life, always participate in public life, support your community and enjoy every moment that you can.
In lieu of flowers, Maggie asked that donations be made to Planned Parenthood of Alameda County.
A memorial is planned at the Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland on February 23 at 2.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2013.
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February 3, 2021
Maggie was a wonderful American and a model for all of us.
Tom Graves
December 4, 2017
at what day did she die
leo garcia
December 4, 2017
how many years old was she when she die
leo garcia
March 2, 2013
I had the pleasure of meeting Maggie a few years ago. We met for lunch with a good friend of hers, Dan Chazan. She was a truly gracious and amazing woman. I am just sorry we did not find out about her death until yesterday.
Susanne Lee
February 17, 2013
I will miss Auntie Maggie. A very accomplished woman. Our families, the Gees, Chungs, & Toms being intertwined only enriched us all. And especially by Auntie Maggie's gracious presence.
Gina Tom Means
February 16, 2013
Looking forward to seeing Friends of Maggie Gee next week. Fondly, Betty and Mike Brassington
February 16, 2013
We are honored to include Maggie Gee's biography “Bomber Pilot and Atom Smasher” in our Portraits of Pride I book, available in over 7000 libraries nationwide. She will be remembered as one of the superstars of the WWII generation.
~The Portraits of Pride publishing team of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (CHSSC)
February 15, 2013
Family gatherings from past Christmases at your Mom & Dad's in Oakland bring back the fondest memories...your Aunt Maggie, their siblings, Carole, Punchy, Gina, Denise and our family at Flo & Gene's. Deep condolences Mark, Dwayne, Dale & Gene.
Clarence (Babe), Betty, & Terri Tom
February 14, 2013
Maggie worked closely with my husband Tom for many years in the Physics Dept. at Lawrence Livermore Lab. She was held in awe by our kids for her achievements as an airplane pilot during World War Two. To me Maggie was an outstanding personality and a pleasure to be with whenever we got together socially.

My sympathy to her family.

Beth Wainwright
February 14, 2013

Maggie lived an incredible life, and we were honored to be able to meet her when she visited our partner schools with author Marissa Moss (Sky High- The Life of Maggie Gee).

Thank you to Marissa for introducing us to Maggie and allowing us to get to know her at our school events. The kids were so excited to meet her. I will never forget how they gathered around her to ask questions, get her autograph (even on a soccer ball at Lazear School) and felt so special because because of the visit to their schools. They empowered students to see beyond their own lives into the possibilities in the world.

So many lives have been touched by Maggie. We are forever grateful.

Judy Zollman, Coordinator, Temple Sinai's Literacy Project
Judy Zollman
February 12, 2013
Maggie you are the most marvelous, honest and open person and the first to embrace me at the CDP, I will always be grateful for your shepherding.
Regina Carey
February 11, 2013
I hope you all will join Maggie's family for a celebration of her wonderful life. Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, CA on February 23 at 2:00pm.
Susan Liane Kennedy
February 11, 2013
A brilliant and inspiring woman with an unwavering sense of right and justice.
Tom Graves
February 11, 2013
I will greatly miss Maggie's presence in my life. In the past I referred to her as "Miss Berkeley" for her long, active years of community service. The Berkeley Democratic Club Board honored her many years of service when we recently celebrated our 75th anniversary. She was the longest serving Board member and held all the history (for over 40 years) of active participation here in Berkeley and on the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee.
Shireen Mayeri Burns
February 11, 2013
Maggie Gee was a good friend and was a stalwart member of the Berkeley Democratic Club. She will be missed by all who have known her.
David Shiver
February 11, 2013
I worked many years with Maggie. She led an interesting life to be sure, and loved to travel. We would talk about her trips the planning, the doing, then the trip report when next I saw her. Her life is an inspiration to all who were lucky to know her!
Susan Mangels
February 10, 2013
I was fortunate to meet Maggie a few years ago, when she visited Santa Fe Elementary School in Oakland. She had just received the Congressional Gold Medal, and Marissa Moss brought Maggie to talk to students about her life and her experiences as a WASP. Maggie was gracious, generous, and very, very intelligent. Students who had never even heard of WWII loved her -- and they learned so much about a different world, a different time, and a different culture. Thank you, Maggie! Your wonderful life was an example to so many people.
Jean Stein
Temple Sinai's People of the Book Literacy Project
Jean Stein
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