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Margalit Zaltzman Chappell

January 14, 1968 ~ April 25, 2022 (age 54)


Maggie Ryan, beloved mother and friend, died in her home surrounded by her family on April 25, 2022 from complications related to inflammatory breast cancer. She was 54 years old. 

Maggie was born in 1968 in the former Soviet Union to Arthur and Neli Zaltzman. Maggie and her family were expelled from the USSR, and immigrated to Israel in 1973 when Maggie was five years old. Maggie served in the Isreali Defense Force for two years before moving to the State of Idaho at the age of 20 to join her family (her parents taught at Idaho State University in Pocatello). She attended Idaho State University and graduated with a degree in business administration and a concentration in computer systems in1992, and then obtained her law degree at Seattle University in 1996. Maggie had two children (Aidan and Nia) before meeting her late husband Dan in 2008 and welcoming his children (Nick, Dan, and Alex) into her family. Throughout her life Maggie enjoyed traveling and photography, and loved spending time with her friends and neighbors in Boise. Maggie was devoted to her work as a family law attorney at the firm Leavitt Ryan, which she co-founded. She was passionate about her work and was a well known attorney for over 20 years. 
Maggie’s husband Dan sadly passed shortly before her. She is survived by her children Dan, Alex, Aidan, Nia and Nick; her brother Haim, sister-in-law Jennifer and their children (her nieces) Sabrina and Maya; her niece Laura Brown and her daughter Brooklyn; and her four grandchildren Dimitri, Dante, Robin, and Luna. She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Neli Zaltzman.

Her family will be holding a private memorial service in her honor. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be made to the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights in her memory, an organization that Maggie supported.


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