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Allene "Pat" Kalenius

08/5/1930 - 04/13/2019
Service Date: 05/01/2019 at 11:00 AM
Location:St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
Patsy Allene Mary Maloney was born on August 25, 1930 in the Snoqualmie Falls Hospital. Her parents, Aubrey and Rose Maloney lived in North Bend at that time. Several years later they moved to Juneau, Alaska where Pat attended school until 1942 when they moved back to North Bend.

The next year she attended Highline High School, from which she graduated in 1947. Her sister Lorraine was born in 1942. The family moved to Des Moines in 1943. Pat was active in Camp Fire Girls, Rainbow, and was Miss Des Moines-Zenith and secretary of the Des Moines-Zenith Improvement Club. At school she was editor of the "High Lines" and Business manager of the high school. In 1947 she began college at Central Washington University and lived in Kamola Hall where her mother had lived In 1923.

In 1950 she married William G. Kalenius, Jr. and they moved to Yakima where their first child, Barbara Mary, was born. The next year they moved to Chehalis where sons Bill'" and Tom were born. In 1955 they moved to Lakewood where Bill was employed by the Clover Park School District. Another daughter, Dianne, was born there, followed by Steve in 1961 and Dan in 1968. Pat served as president of the Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society and was an active member of St. Frances Cabrini Church. She returned to teaching in 1974 at St. Frances Cabrini School and in 1990 in the Tacoma School District, teaching gifted students. She retired
in 1997 but later substituted until 2010.

She is survived by her sister Lorraine, Barbara Vining (Dan), Tom (Denise), Steve (Shelly) and Dan (Andrea); grandchildren Kristin and Daniel Vining (Marissa) and Meghan Manger (Dan), Kara Novak (John), Will Kalenius (Emily), Brittany and Nicole Steward and Michelle Richardson (Matt), Madelline and Jake Kalenius, and great- grandchildren Connor Richardson, Sophia and Hailey Kalenius, Clare Novak, and Luke and Landon Nicholson.

Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home
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