Josephine Angela Malesich

Josephine Angela Malesich, a long-time resident of Leadville, passed away on June 24 at Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs at the age of 96. Malesich was born on March 30, 1924.

Malesich was preceeded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Zakraisek, her husband, Rudy Malesich, and was the last living member of her family of 12 siblings. Malesich is survivied by her three children George Malesich, Rudy Malesich (Linda), Betty Armstrong (Ray), and four grandchildren, five great-grandchilden and several nieces and nephews.

According to her family, Malesich lived a long, productive life and was loved by everyone who knew her. Her family said she will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends.

Her funeral mass was held on June 30 at Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver. After the mass, she was placed to rest in Leadville at St. Joseph Cemetery next to her husband Rudy.