By HDN Staff
MALTA Rosalene Maloney, 91, died Thursday, July 13, 2000 at a Havre hospital due to natural causes.
Memorial vigil services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Malta. Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Maloney was born March 25, 1909 to John and Anna (Flood) Dippy in Maxbass, N.D. When she was 7, her family homesteaded near Loring. She attended Phillips County schools and graduated from Malta High School in 1927.
She attended college at Dillon and began teaching in 1928, first at Sunny Slope near Chapman and then at Hermannson School near Loring. She would walk or ride horseback 10 miles to spend each weekend with her parents.
She married Jimmy Maloney on Aug. 9, 1930 in Malta. They ranched at Chapman and she continued teaching during the World War II years. He died in 1944 and she managed the ranch until moving to Malta in 1948.
Maloney began working at the Phillips County Courthouse and eventually became the clerk and recorder. She retired in 1971 and moved to Turner to be close to her family and ranch. She later moved to Chinook and then Vaughn. She has lived at Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook since April 1999.
Maloney was active in the church and the altar society. She enjoyed her family, reading, learning, gardening and her flowers.
She was preceded in death by her husband; infant son, Jimmy Lee; her parents; brother, John Dippy; sister, Marjory Simms; and granddaughter, Erin Campbell.
Survivors include her son, Jerry Maloney of Malta; daughter, Elaine Campbell of Chinook; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be sent to the Gift of Life in Great Falls or to the Parkinson Association.
Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.