Jane Eleanor Malmgren, 63 of Pasco passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at her home after a brief, yet determined, fight with a very quick moving cancer. She passed away with her daughters, sisters, and family members at her side.
Jane (Nelson) Malmgren was born Feb. 6, 1945 in Pasco to Marjorie Lucile Finley and Wesley James Nelson.
Jane grew up in the Prosser, Benton City and Tri-City areas, where she worked as a waitress in various restaurants for many years before becoming a Hanford patrol officer. Jane started on patrol in the late 1970s, where she ran traffic for many years and was ultimately promoted to shift captain. She finished her career as a Hanford scheduler.
While working as a scheduler, she met Carl E. Malmgren Jr., her best friend and the lover of her life. They married on April 29, 1995.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna Hubbs (Steve) of Walla Walla and Cheryl Sutliff (Phil) of Kennewick; stepdaughters, Rachelle Wiley (Jason) of Prosser, Tonja Tosh (Jeff) of Wyoming; his sisters, Connie Danielson (Kirby), and Wilma Bastian, all of Lavina, Mont., and Evelyn Freitage (Paul) of Mountain Home, Idaho; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Krueger (Dick) of Snohomish and Donna deGraaf (Fred) of Outlook; seven grandchildren, K.C., Kara, Jessica, Christopher, Anthony, Brady, and Ashley; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Carl in 2007.
A celebration of Jane's life will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland. A gathering of family and friends for all who want to attend will follow the service at Jane's home in Pasco.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at 1 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.
Those wishing may contribute to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice, 2108 W. Entiat Avenue, Kennewick, WA 99336 or the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, 7350 W. Deschutes Avenue, Kennewick, WA 99336.
Those wishing to express their thoughts and memories may do so by going to the online guest book at: www.einansfuneralhome.com.
Einan's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.