Thursday, December 28, 2006

Obituary: Linda Mary Maloney - Class of 1968

MADISON - Linda Mary Maloney passed away on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006. She was a quilt maker for many years. Linda had a gift with fabrics, and was able to take small scraps of material and make them into beautiful quilts. She learned the craft from her grandmother. Linda was also very involved with the music scene in Madison for many years, writing music and cultural articles for local papers in the Madison area, namely The Isthmus. One of the highlights of her life was getting tickets to see Otis Redding for his Madison concert on Dec. 10, 1967. Linda attended Madison Central High School, graduating in 1969. She then went on to study journalism at Madison Area Technical College. Linda also embraced the Native American culture, and that became a large part of her life. Her native name was "Standing Woman that Sees Spirits", and she also served as a pipe carrier. Linda was also active in the local Native American community. She is survived by her daughter, Sara E. Linde of Seattle, Wash.; sisters, Susan A. Maloney of Exton, Pa., and Mary B. (Michael) Souza of East Windsor, N.J.; a brother, Steven R. (Diane) Maloney of Evansville; as well as many nieces and nephews. Linda is also survived by a special friend, Arthur Robert Longbohn of Madison. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert C. Maloney and mother, Margaret M. Maloney; and also her grandparents. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, followed by a service of remembrance at 2 p.m. The family would like to thank the staff at HospiceCare Inc., the doctors and nurses at UW Hospital and the liver transplant team, her many Native friends who were with her to help with her departure from this earth to her new home, and also to Aunt Lonnie. Linda was loved, and will be missed by all. Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on December 28, 2006

Page from the 1968 Tychoberahn showing Mary Maloney as a senior


Will Elmendorf said...

In looking thru all the TY's I have (64-67), all indications are that
Mary Maloney was a member of the class of 1968 not 1969.

If this is not her, someone please let me know.

Will Elmendorf '67

Nadine said...

I've posted a copy of a page from the 1968 Tychoberahn that shows Mary Maloney as a senior. Perhaps the graduation year listed in her obituary is a typographical error. Or perhaps, for some reason, she did not graduate with her class. I've added labels for Class of 1968 and Class of 1969, so she can be found with either class. I'm retaining 1969 in the header, however. Changing the header now would change the URL and make the post more difficult to locate on an external search engine.

Nadine said...

In response to several e-mails, I've changed the header and removed the Class of 1969 tag.