Mary Jo Malin

June 11, 1934-June 8, 2019

Mary Jo Malin, 84,

Minot, formerly of Oregon

and California, died Sa-

turday, June 8, 2019 at her

daughter’s residence in


Mary Jo was born June

11, 1934 at Shoshone, ID

the daughter of Jack F.

and Millicent (Baker)

Meacham. She moved

with her family to Tor-

rance, CA in 1940. The

family moved to Crooked

River, Oregon and later

Redmond, Oregon, where

she graduated from

Bonanza High School in

1952. She moved to Eu-

gene, OR and received

training at the Sacred

Heart School of Nursing.

Mary Jo was united in

marriage to DeForest Ma-

lin on September 13, 1954

in Stevenson, WA. They

made their home in Ore-

gon and later New Mexico

while her husband was

stationed with the US Air

Force. They later lived in

various places across the

US and Turkey while he

was stationed with the


Along with raising their

three children, Mary Jo

also received her LPN

license and was employed

as a mental health special\

ist in New Mexico. She

and DeForest moved to

Minot in 2002. He died on

January 20, 2011.

Her loving family in-

cludes: her children: Mil-

licent S’tah of Orange

Beach, Alabama, Joseph

(Romel Mathias) Malin,

Twain Harte, CA & An-

nette (Tom) Seabolt,

Minot; 6 grandchildren,

11 great-grandchildren

and 1 great-great-


Mary Jo was preceded

in death by: her parents;

husband of 57 years, De-

forest; twin sister, Ruby

Ann, sisters, Jessica Luce

& Melissa Willison;

half-sister, Sunny June

Decker and brother, John


At her request there

will not be a service or

visitation in Minot. Inter-

ment will take place in

Hailey, Idaho.

Local arrangements en-

trusted with Thomas Fam-

ily Funeral Home, Minot.

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