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Malkovsky, Ida

Malkovsky, Ida Mae (Hockett) February 24, 1920 - June 21, 2014 Ida passed away on June 21, 2014 at the age of 94. She now rests in peace with her beloved husband of 68 years, George, who passed away five years earlier. Ida was the middle child of eight siblings, all of whom preceded her in death. Her family included: her parents, Birda (Bacon) and Earl Hockett; her five brothers Emil, Ralph, Henry, Earl and Elmer Hockett; and her two sisters, Wilma Tonzi and Elinor Hall. Ida's surviving family includes: her two daughters, Melanie Thimgan and Karyn Domich; two sons-in-laws, David Thimgan and Thomas Domich; four grandchildren, Jonathan (Mary) Biggs, Gregory Biggs, Jennifer Domich, Michele (Jason) Summers; and six great-grandchildren, James, Thomas and Eric Biggs and Jacob, Katelynne and Kamrynne Summers. She also leaves many nieces and nephews and wonderful friends. Ida lived a full life taking many classes and being active in several clubs, including The Bonsai Club and Travel Club. She volunteered many years for the Senior Gleaners, the Sacramento Zoo and the Music Circus. Despite having macular degeneration and being legally blind for the last fifteen years of her life, she figured out a way to continue doing everything she loved, the best she could and for as long as she could, which included: exploring nature, camping, boating, fishing, traveling, sewing, gardening, painting, ceramics, genealogy, astrology, cooking, and listening to her audio books. Ida was an alumna of San Juan High School (1938) and Sacramento Junior College (1940). In 1941 she married George Malkovsky, the love of her life. She worked for the State of California for 20 years. Ida was most proud of: being a native Californian; her husband's participation in World War II; and her family. She was a sweet mother, a cherished grandmother and a beloved great-grandmother. She provided her family with many happy memories, lots of advice (or as she called it, "wisdom") and an abundance of love. Ida asked for her tombstone to read, "Born Happy, Died Happy." She treasured her life and her family and friends. We will always remember her with love. Per her request, a private family remembrance was held. Ida's family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Kaiser South Sacramento for their unbelievable care, kindness and support as we held vigil until she passed. The family would also like to recognize Patrick Gormley Jr. of W.F. Gormley and Sons for his above and beyond service to our family. Arrangements by W.F. Gormley and Sons.


Mortuary: W.F. Gormley and Sons Funeral Home