Jean Malone, a long time resident of Grants Pass, passed away March 21, 2008, in Medford, where she had resided since 1981. Born on June 15, 1921, in Roseburg, to Ed and Ruth Walter Shanks, she was a fifth generation Southern Oregonian, descended from wagon trail settlers of the 1850's. In 1941, she met and married Edward A. Malone, and they were to share 54 years together before his death in 1996.
She was a devoted wife and mother of two daughters, who survive her, Alanna Malone, of Sedona, Ariz., and Kerry Malone, of Phoenix; nephew, Ronald Darneille, niece, Lanette Thomas, both of Roseburg; and a foster grandson, Lukasz Filinski, of San Francisco, Calif.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her infant son, Allan Craig, in 1946; and her sister, Beverly Shanks Darneille, in 1974.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 945 N.E. Hillcrest Drive, Grants Pass.