(from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer) Edith Macefield died at home, just the way she wanted. The Ballard woman — who captured hearts and admirers around the world when she stubbornly turned down $1 million to sell her home to make way for a commercial development — died Sunday of pancreatic cancer. She was 86.
According to the Seattle PI story, Barry Martin — the senior superintendent in charge of building the giant parking garage around her house — struck up a friendship with Ms. Macefield, and used to drive her to the doctor, pick up her groceries and prescriptions, bring her lunch and even cooked her dinner from time to time. Rest in peace, Edith.