Sept. 27, 1915-Feb. 22, 2003

HERMISTON - Recitation of the rosary for Helen A. Maling will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the chapel at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston with burial to follow at the Hermiston Cemetery.

Mrs. Maling, 87, of Hermiston, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at Good Samaritan Center in Hermiston.

The eldest of four children, she was born Sept. 27, 1915, at Toppenish, Wash., to Daniel and Lea Ribail. She attended schools at Sunnyside, Wash., where she lived for most of her life.

On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 1934, she married Carl W. Maling. The couple had four children, Evelyn, Albert, Marlene and Peggy. They lived and farmed in the Sunnyside area.

Mr. Maling died Sept. 19, 1969. Mrs. Maling later moved to Kennewick and then in the mid-1990s, moved to Hermiston to be near family.

She loved dancing, housekeeping and it was said few could equal her cooking.

She was a longtime member of the Sunnyside Eagles Lodge and the Catholic Church.

Survivors include daughters, Evelyn of Port Hadlock, Wash., Marlene of Kennewick, and Peggy of Bakersfield, Calif.; son, Albert of Yerington, Nev.; brothers, Ernie Ribail of Hermiston, Robert Ribail of Yakima; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, a sister, Aline, also preceded her in death.

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

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