Steven Daniel Maples – 1998 Association President

steven-maples-leadership-photoSeattle King County REALTORS® is sad to announce the passing of 1998 Association President Steven D. Maples.  Mr. Maples was a sales associate for Windermere and Keller Williams. He served for a number of years on the Board of Directors and received the Association’s Community Service Award in 1995 for his work in helping to house low and moderate income families. He later served as the Association’s Vice President Of Governmental and Public Affairs, advocating for policies to increase homeownership in our region.

Steven Daniel Maples was born October 6, 1963 to Floyd Vinson Maples and Mary Kathleen Maples in Sedro Woolley Washington. He was taken far too soon from us on October 12, 2016 at Everett, Washington.

Steven graduated in 1982 from Orting High School, creating deep friendships in that small community that persisted throughout his life. Steven worked a variety of jobs after graduation but his most significant profession was as a real estate agent first for MacPhersons, then Windermere, and finally Keller Williams Realty. He served as the President of the Seattle King County Association of REALTORS® in 1998 and received the Association’s Community Service Award in 1995 for his work with organizations to improve the housing supply for low and moderate income families.  He advocated for legislative and regulatory policies that improved the climate for home ownership in our region as the Association’s Vice President of Government Affairs in 2000.

Steven was licensed from 1988 to 2007, and at each brokerage he made enduring friendships and lasting impressions with his kindness, professionalism and dedication to providing service.  He also had a wonderful heart for service, working with official organizations like Windermere Foundation and Kairos Prison Ministry, as well as providing free-lance support for homeless teens in downtown Seattle.

While he was passionate about these and other charitable causes, nothing else approached his dedication to family. Initially that was a deep and abiding love for his nieces and nephews who each felt his special affection for them. His generosity and unique ability to make each of them feel important was truly astounding. Then, he met and married Liese Freeman-Maples, the mother of his children (don’t you dare call them ‘step’) in 2004. It was absolutely the fulfillment of his greatest dream to be a dad for Faith, Christian, and Grace. 

A public memorial to celebrate this beautiful life will be held Sunday November 6 at 1:30 PM at Eastside Foursquare Church in the “Lodge”. This is located at 14520 100th Avenue NE, Bothell WA 98011. We hope you will come and join us in celebrating and supporting one another as we carry his memory into the future.