Helen A. Maling

Sept. 27, 1915-Feb. 22, 2003

HERMISTON — Helen A. Maling died Saturday, Feb. 22, at Good Samaritan Center in Hermiston at the age of 87. She was born on Sept. 27, 1915, in Toppenish, Wash., to Daniel and Lea Ribail. She was the eldest of four siblings.

Her education was in Sunnyside, Wash., where shelived most of her life. She married Carl W. Maling on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 27, 1934. They had four children: Evelyn, Albert, Marlene, and Peggy. They lived and farmed in the Sunnyside area.

She loved dancing, housekeeping and her forte was cooking, where few could equal her. She moved to Kennewick, Wash., and then to Hermistn in the mid-1990s to be near her family. She was a longtime member of the Sunnyside Eagles Lodge and the Catholic Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Evelyn of Port Hadlock, Wash., Marlene of Kennewick, and Peggy of Bakersfield, Calif.; son, Albert of Yerington, Nev.; brothers, Ernie of Hermiston, and Robert of Yakima, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, on Sept. 19, 1969; and sister, Aline.

A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28, at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston.

Burial will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Soup Kitchen at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in care of Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, 97838.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of the arrangements.

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