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Linda Maxwell


Linda Maxwell

Sept. 11, 1948-Oct. 10, 2010

Linda Maxwell died Oct. 10, 2010, of cancer at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle. She was born Sept. 11, 1948, in Chico, Calif., to Joseph and May Carniglia.

Linda was originally from California before becoming a longtime resident of Anchorage and Peters Creek. She taught for many years at both Ursa Minor and Ravenwood elementary schools. Besides teaching, Linda worked as a biologist for the Bureau of Land Management, and as a commercial fisherman and crabber. She also created and sold beaded dragonfly jewelry as well as photographs of native flowers. Linda was an avid hiker, a talented artist, a wonderful cook, and a devoted friend.

Linda is survived by her husband, Brian Maxwell; daughters Rebecca King, Kirsten Maxwell and Lara Davidson; sons-in-law Steven King and J.C. King; and grandchildren Alec Davidson, Alijah Davidson and Nora King.

The memorial will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the Eagle River Elks Lodge.

Linda's family asks that donations to Special Olympics or the Sierra Club be made to honor her memory in lieu of flowers.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, October 20, 2010.