Emma Marie Sale of Bozeman passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at 2:45 p.m. Marie was born April 27, 1915, in Dayton, Md., to William and Emma (Brown) Maloney. She had six brothers and one sister. Marie helped raise the six boys and many other Maloney and Brown children. Her mother, Emma, taught school and ran a family summer camp while her father, William, owned and operated a general store and ran the local U.S Post Office.
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Marie married Hubert P. Sale in Washington, D.C., on May 27, 1947. Hubie was a Washingtonian and a graduate of Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, Class of 1928. He worked for the Veterans Administration as a lawyer until his death in 1960.
Marie was a nurse for Group Health Associate of Washington, D.C., when she met Hubie. They raised one child and upon Hubie's death Marie went to work as the men's clothing manager for Woodward and Lothrop in Bethesda, Md. Later she managed the men's clothing department for Lord and Taylor in Chevy Chase, Md.
In 1979 Marie retired and moved to Winter Park, Fla., where she lived until 2005. She moved to Bozeman and lived at Highgate Senior Living until her death.
Marie is survived by her son, Hubert P. Sale Jr. and his wife, Eileen of Bozeman; and her brother, Joseph Maloney and his wife, Doris of Washington, D.C. Marie considered her sister's two children as her own. She is survived by her nephew, Preston DeVilbiss and his wife, Lori and their two children; her niece, Betty Flannigan and her daughter; and many other nephews, nieces and cousins. All looked to her as the family matriarch.
Marie will be laid to rest alongside her husband, Hubie, at Arlington National Cemetery in spring 2009, date to be announced. Catholic services will be held at that time.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Dec. 14, 2008