HELPER-Rose Mae Williams Malaska, age 87, passed away July 19, 2008 at her home.
She was born Jan. 22, 1921 in Helper, Utah to Thomas and Lena Ungricht Williams.
Married Larry Malaska, May 16, 1968 in Las Vegas, Nev.; he passed away on Sept. 5, 1994.
Mae was a lifelong resident of Carbon County where she was actively involved in her community. She served as past president of the Price Ladies of Elks and secretary of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was an avid bowler, where she served as secretary and treasurer for Bonnie Lanes. Mae was a dedicated employee of Woolworth's and Coronets for many years.
In her earlier years she enjoyed spending time with Larry and her family at the cabin in Clear Creek. She always looked forward to her Wendover trips, and cooking for her family. She enjoyed crocheting and making afghans for her family.
Survived by children, Saralyn Montoya, St. George, Utah; Jack (Becky) Marinos, Helper, Utah; Tom (Laurel) Marinos, Price, Utah; grandchildren, Joe (Nancy) Montoya, Denver, Colo.; Roslyn (Doug) Warden, Helper; Sharon (Curtis) Kremer, St. George, Utah; Denise (Larry) Wheeler, Las Vegas, Nev.; Chris (Karen) Marinos, North Carolina; Ursula Marinos, Sandy, Utah; Gus (Janessa) Marinos, Price; 11 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; nephews, Hal Owens, Price; Tom and Mike Billis, both of Salt Lake City.
Preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Georgette Hamilton; and granddaughter, Lorri Montoya.
Funeral service, Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 2 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday evening 7-8 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to service. Friends are welcome at Mitchell's daily. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery.