Maxine S. Brown, Labor Department employee

March 11, 2014

Maxine S. Brown, an employee at the Department of Labor for more than three decades, died Feb. 17 at Carriage Hill nursing home in Bethesda. She was 95.

The causes were complications from a stroke she suffered in 1996 and dementia, said a son, Phil Stewart.

Mrs. Brown retired from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as the special assistant to former commissioner Janet Norwood in 1986. At the Labor Department, her jobs included editing the Occupational Outlook Quarterly, a publication of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Earlier in her government career, she worked for the Treasury Department.

Maxine Stewart Glad was born in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and raised in Eugene, Ore. She was a 1940 graduate of the University of Oregon and settled in Washington in 1941.

She moved to Bethesda from Washington in 2011.

Her first marriage, to Ward Stewart, ended in divorce. Her second husband, Weir Brown, died in 2004 after 21 years of marriage.

Survivors include two sons from her first marriage, Rick Stewart and Phil Stewart of Bethesda; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A daughter from her first marriage, Betsy Santelli, died in 2002.

— Megan McDonough

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