Lucile G "Luci" Malone
May 17, 1960 - August 31, 2021
Sacramento, California - Luci Malone, 61, died on 31 Aug 2021 at home after an incredibly long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born 17 May 1960 in Reno, NV, the daughter of Dennis E and Hazel Leora (Jones) Malone, who have proceeded her in death.
She is survived by her sisters Kimberley (Phil) Small, and Carolyn (Dan) Tindell, and brother Milton Malone. She is also survived by her beloved nieces and nephews, Mylie (Heath) Strickland, Jennie (Andy) Kinney, Kayla (Alex) Ekelund, Phoenix Small (Alicia), Sarah Kay (Chris), Stephen Tindell (Sarah), Kyle (Renee) Murray, Danielle Murray (Logan). She also is survived by her great-nieces and nephews, James Strickland, Brandon & Casey Kinney and Scarlett Small. As well as the other "Four Mouseketeers" Debbie Forrestall (Dan), Mary Peterson, & Dawn Stroh.
Luci led an interesting life, she grew up on Okinawa and is a graduate of Kubasaki High School. After graduating high school, she went into the Army at age 17. After Basic, she was one of 7 women assigned to the first female combat unit at Ft Carson, Colorado, and was the only woman who survived this unit. After her stint in the Army, she worked for various jobs as a receptionist working her way up to Payroll Manager and Working for the G.S. of A. as their accountant. She attended college and got her AA in Administration of Justice and BS in Criminal Justice. She loved to dote on her nieces and nephews, loved traveling and visiting with family and friends.
We would like to thank Dr. Rajappa and his nursing staff at the VA Cancer Center for their excellent care for Luci these last 5 ½ years. We would also like to thank Vitas Hospice for their incredible service they gave Luci and us.
We would like to invite all to the Celebration of Luci's life on 6 Nov 2021 from 1-5 pm at 8920 Eden Oaks Ave, Orangevale. Please come and share your favorite memories of Luci. Any questions, you can call Carolyn (916-813-4821) or Kimmie (916-846-6033).
Published by The Sacramento Bee on Sep. 26, 2021.