Dolores Hemelt Malbrough passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, just five days shy of her 85th birthday. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Floyd Joseph Malbrough Sr.; son, Floyd Joseph Malbrough Jr.; and grandson, Michael Eric Malbrough. Daughter of the late Christian William Hemelt Sr. and Gladys Clemma Hemelt. Survived by her devoted son, William "Billy" Christian Malbrough (Donna). Proud grandmother of Jennifer Malbrough Prestenbach (Shane), Erin Malbrough Gioe (Michael), Holly Malbrough Bethay (Karson), Lindsey Leigh Malbrough and Christopher Blake Auster. Great-grandmother of Sophia Grace Prestenbach, Savannah Rains Bethay, Garrett Joseph Gioe and Karson William Jennings Bethay II. Also survived by a sister, Gladys Hemelt Greve and a brother, Christian William Hemelt, Jr. as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many extended family members. A native of New Olreans and longtime resident of Jefferson Parish, she was a member of First English Lutheran Church and a loyal and faithful servant of the Lord. She was well loved and leaves behind a legacy of devotion to her family and many cherished memories. Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway, Metairie, La., on Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am and a Memorial Service in the Chapel beginning at 11:00 am. Inurnment following in St. Roch #1 Cemetery in New Orleans. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First English Lutheran Church, 3701 Cleary Avenue, Metairie, La.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from July 12 to July 14, 2014