August 24, 2016

Shelter Bay resident Maureen Ann Pilon died at age 70 on Wednesday, August 10.

She had been a Shelter Bay resident for 11 years. Her husband, Robert Santeford, predeceased her in March. They both succumbed to blood cancers within months of one another.

Maureen was a master gardener and a community member, who advocated a greener lifestyle and an appreciation of the importance of all creatures.

Her dogs, Frankie and Daisy, miss her very much, as do the many humans in her life.

Maureen grew up on the East Coast and in the Washington, DC area. She moved to the West Coast in 1984. Over the years, she worked in a variety of situations including at “The Washington Post,” Seattle Urban League, Washington Mutual, Language Institute of Japan, Washington state government and La Conner School District.

She received a steady stream of visitors at her home on Moko Place over the last months of her life on earth. All wished to let her know how important a person she was in their lives.

She is survived by two sons, Edward and Brian Aguilar, and three stepchildren, Stacia Varga, Jason and Amanda Santeford, her sister Killeen Pilon, her niece Viiu Spangler Khare and innumerable other family members and friends.

She was cared for in her last days in her home by Hospice of the Northwest and relatives Marie Killeen, Gail and Jana Radley, Viiu Spangler and Edward Aguilar and friend, Jo Hogan.

Gifts in Maureen’s memory can be made to Hospice of the Northwest,Southern Poverty Law or the charity of your choice.


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