Margaret Murie

 

 

Age: 101

 

Summary: pioneering conservationist considered by many to be "the mother of the modern conservation movement" who with her late husband Olaus played a pivotal role in the enactment of the 1964 Wilderness Act and creation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998 from President Clinton.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: August 18, 1902

 

Died: October 19, 2003

 

Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming