Alice Urrutia Maltos, 77, of Granger passed away, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at Yakima Memorial Hospital. Our loving mother is now at peace in the Kingdom of Heaven.
She was born June 21, 1928 in Karnes City, Texas, the daughter of Macedonio and Benita (Rodriguez) Urrutia. She moved with her family to the Yakima Valley in 1942, where she met and later married Eron Maltos on June 6, 1946 in Toppenish. Alice was a wonderful mother, homemaker and wife.
After her family was grown she began her working career at Yakima Bait and the Granger Senior Nutrition Program. Alice cared for the needs of her father and other Valley residents for 20 years even while she was not well herself. Alice was a very generous person sharing her love, laughter and time with family, grandchildren and friends. She was humble, with strong virtues and had great respect, love and faith for God. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside. Alice was a wonderful cook, enjoyed crocheting and working in her beautiful yard and garden. She was highly respected and admired by her family and those who knew her. We loved our mom and she will be missed by many.
She is survived by her 11 children, Gloria Lemos and husband, Robert of Grandview, Mary Ann Valencourt and husband, Darrel, of Oregon City, Ore., Eron Maltos, Jr. and wife, Nina, Francisco Maltos and wife, Sylvia, all of Toppenish, Dave Maltos and wife, Julia, Cynthia Morales and husband, Enrique, all of Bothell, Diego Maltos and wife, Mary Jane, of Everett, Beatrice Maltos, Timoteo Maltos and wife, Susie Ann, all of Granger, Marcelino Maltos and wife, Hope, of Hawaii and Demetrius Maltos of Yakima; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four brothers, John Urrutia and Arturo Urrutia, both of Seattle, Wenceslao Urrutia of Auburn, Mac Urrutia, Jr. of Richland; four sisters, Teresa Garcia, Mary Cruz, Lupe Gutierrez and Eva Garcia all of Grandview.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Tony Urrutia and infant sister, Isabel.
Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, September 23, 2005, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside. Burial will be in Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.
The family wishes to thank the staff of North Star Lodge and Yakima Memorial Hospital for their loving care of our beloved mother.