Pauline M. Maling, 88, a long-time Sunnyside resident, went to be in the arms of her Savior Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, from Hillcrest Manor in Sunnyside.

Pauline was born July 12, 1916 in Blue Mound, Kansas, the daughter of Rosa (Price) and Roy Wilson. She received her education in Kansas and the Yakima Valley. On March 4, 1943 she married Victor Maling in Goldendale, while he was serving in the U.S. Army. Following his military duty Victor and Pauline made their home in Sunnyside, where they farmed.

Pauline also worked 25 years for prominent families in the Valley, as a nanny and caring for all household duties.

She later worked at Sunnyside General Hospital in the housekeeping department.

After retirement Pauline cared for her husband, Victor, until his passing in 1989. Pauline continued to make Sunnyside her home until the time of her death.

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, baseball, boxing and Big Time Wrestling.

Pauline was a member of the Neighborhood Assembly of God in Sunnyside and Royal Neighbors.

She is survived by two sons, Garry Maling and wife, Vickie, of Sunnyside, Jerry Maling and wife, Trisha, of Hillsboro, Ore.; one daughter, Sally Jo Gregory of Puyallup; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Victor; one son, Larry Maling; and one sister, Edith Deccio.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Burial will be at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Those wishing to honor Pauline’s memory may contribute to the Sunnyside Volunteer Fire Department.


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