Jewel Kay Malarney
March 8, 1938 - October 8, 2017
Jewel Kay Malarney, 79, of Manitou Beach, died Sunday morning, October 8, 2017, at Gaslight Village Assisted Living in Adrian, under the gentle care of Hospice of Lenawee. Born March 8, 1938, in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Carla (Jewell) Sweezey.
She grew up in Hudson and graduated from Hudson High School with the Class of 1956. She married the love of her life, George Malarney, on September 12, 1959, at St. Mary on the Lake Catholic Church in Manitou Beach.
Jewel attended Michigan State University and also worked there for five years in the accounting department. She later obtained a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration in 1984, from Siena Heights University in Adrian. She also worked there for eight years in career counseling.
A sports fan, she enjoyed playing golf and tennis, and loved to follow men’s college basketball. She also enjoyed playing bridge and euchre, and boating at Devil’s Lake.
She will be sorely missed by her loving family, including her husband of 58 years, George; a son, Jeff (Amber) Malarney of Wanchese, NC; daughter, Michele (Kent) Malarney-Holloway of Vashon Island, WA; a brother, Steve (Pam) Sweezey of Hinkley, OH; and five grandchildren, Cullen, Lainey, Taj, Colt, and Fynn. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Beverly Taylor.
A memorial service for Jewel will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson with Father Joseph Krupp presiding. A luncheon will immediately follow in the parish hall. The family will gather to receive friends for visitation at the church for two hours before the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Jewel will be laid to rest at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson.
Memorial contributions in Jewel’s name can be given to the Michigan Great Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association (564 S. Main St. Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 734-369-2716). Envelopes will be available at the church.