Normagene Ida Maltas, Iowa native and Salida resident since 1965, died peacefully in her home June 18th, 2021. She was 96.
Normagene is survived by her three children Linda Maltas, Cheryl Eigsti (Ken) and Martin Maltas (Kelley). She heroically was a loving mother to her special daughter Linda, and provided for and cared for Linda with all her heart for 71 years. She will be missed by her beloved sister, Elinore Gjovig, as well as her grandchildren Arika (Kirk) Banghart, Andy (Lauren) Ross and Bayley Maltas. She counted great-grandchildren Kuper, Kallister, William and Wyatt among her many blessings.
Normagene loved the Lutheran Church and lent her talents as an organist to the church for decades. She was an accomplished quilter as her church and entire family will attest. Normagene was a woman of few words until it came to beating her family at Scrabble. She notoriously disliked long obituaries.
In spite of her wish to never cause a “kerfuffle”, a small service will be held in her honor in the 1st Lutheran Church, 1237 F Street, Salida on Wednesday, June 23 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to Starpoint.
Online condolences may be made at www.lewisandglenn.com