Mary Catherine Kalna 1931 - 2018
Mary Catherine Kalna, 86, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on February 27th, after suffering a long illness. Mary is survived by her husband, Robert; children, daughter Laurie, and son Scott; grandchildren Christopher and his wife, Lauren, Nicholas, and Robert; great-grandchildren Nathan, Austin, Brody and Autumn.
Mary began life in Cleveland, Ohio where she met her husband Bob. Their journey together began in Cleveland prior to relocating to Arizona in 1975. Mary and Bob shared a long-lasting love, having just celebrated their 65th anniversary on Valentine’s Day. Mary took great pride in being a wife and mother. But, perhaps her greatest joys came enjoying her grandsons and their accomplishments, as they have grown into successful men. The most precious times by far, although far too few, came from spending time with her great-grandchildren.
Mary was a wonderful cook, talented seamstress and always “crafty”, in a variety of ways. Even in a nursing home where she resided Mary participated in crafts and painting workshops, along with her favorite- BINGO, Scrabble, Bible Studies and Sunday Worship services.
Mary and Bob were very active members of their retirement community before her illness. They have many friends and loved participating in a variety of activities, even traveling from time to time with friends from the community.
In her working life, Mary worked in retail, and in both private and state businesses. Prior to retirement in 1993, Mary worked for ADOT in the Licensing Division. Courtesy of: www.dignitymemorial.com.
Mallette, Forrest De Los
FORREST DE LOS MALLETTE left this earth September 17, 2017. He was born in Haywardin, IA on December 8, 1927. His is survived by his loving wife Phyllis Mandell Mallette, sons Craig and Jeffery, daughters Merry Christine McCaslin and Pamela Pottoroff, step-son Robert Anderson, step-daughter Stephanie Hallgren, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Forrest served in the Army Medical Corps during WWII. He held various positions in many organizations including the National Electrical Contractors Association. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, Consistory, Shrine, American Legion, a past Exalter Ruler of the Elks Lodge and a retired member of the Academy of Electrical Contractors. Forrest and Phyllis enjoyed travel, music and quality time with friends and family and never met a stranger. He was delightful, generous, gregarious and a very humble man. A memorial service is being planned at a future date.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 1, 2017
Anna Marie Coffey
Anna was born on October 31, 1926 and passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Anna was a resident of Phoenix, Arizona at the time of passing. A private family visitation will be held. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Oddfellows Cemetery in Dahlgren, Illinois with Reverend Merle Fullerton officiating and interment to follow.
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