Linnea Lynette (Lyn) Maley, 89

Lyn was born in Boulder, Colo. to Ernest and Amy Malm.  She met Cal, the love of her life, when he moved in next door and became a friend to her brothers.  She ‘set her cap for him’ and they were married in August of 1945. They lived in Boulder for a few years starting their family and then moved to the San Luis Valley where Cal worked for the Public Service Company.  They stayed in the valley eventually ending up in Del Norte where they raised their children.  Lyn was busy in several community activities and never missed a sporting event, band concert, piano concert or any activity that her children were involved in.  She also was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed accompanying Cal when he was asked to sing solos.  She made her home a welcoming place to everyone. Most important to her was her involvement in church activities serving on many committees, singing in the choir, serving as Sunday School superintendent, and taking part in Bible studies.

Lyn began driving a school bus in 1968 and drove the same route for 18 years.  She loved each of the children she carried to and from school and enjoyed watching them grow.  Favorite activities during those years were camping and travelling with the family.  When Lyn and Cal retired, they moved to Pueblo and then on to Greeley in 1994 where again, they were involved in their local church.  Lyn loved family activities, gardening, and her friends.  She was a great letter writer and never failed to keep in contact with extended family and friends through her long, newsy letters.

Lyn will be remembered most for her lovely smile and her great love for her Savior which she readily shared with everyone. To quote Lyn when she wrote her life story, “Throughout my life, God has been my strength and my Redeemer.  He has surely filled my life with so many blessings.  Praise His Name!”

Lyn is survived by her three children: Randy (Rusty) Maley of Wichita Falls, Texas, David (Janet) Maley of Florida, and Sue (David) Ransome of Greeley, nine grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren and one brother, Norman Malm of Albuquerque, NM.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Cal, two brothers and one great grandchild.

LinneaServices for Lyn will be a family celebration of her life at a later date.  Condolences may be sent to the family at