Born June 1, 1929, and passed from life on April 8, 2014. Sealwyn was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, retired Maj. Terry Lee Malkiewicz, who passed from life on July 31, 1999. Both passings occurred at home, in the loving arms of their family.
Sealwyn was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Oregon, then met and married her true love, Terry, in Little Rock, Ark. She honored her life as a military wife, moving her family of six to Japan before returning stateside and settling at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., in 1968.
Our Momma was soap-and-water beautiful, a kind-hearted woman, unassuming, witty, honest, generous and loving. She taught us how to live life, leading by example. She was a “Nanna” to many. Her entire family and lifelong friends will forever miss her sense of humor, way with words and warm smile.
Sealwyn was an avid gardener, a puzzle enthusiast, a fair-weather walker, a hummingbird watcher, a prolific reader, a 17-year colon cancer survivor, a supporter of the American Cancer Society and a world traveler.
Everyone knew Sealwyn was an extremely early riser. She loved mornings, the time of day to “watch the world awaken,” to journal each and every day, starting her entries these last 15 years with “Good morning, Terry.”
Sealwyn is survived by her four children, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren: Sarah and Gary, Briel, Bryce and Erika, Jasmyne, Leia, Garrett, Amara, Cathy, McKenna, Julie and Tom, Christy and Steve, Ricky, Sydney, Kylee, Jenna, Anthony, Aubree and Isaias, Lily, Noah, Hayley and Andrew, Jennifer, Lucy, London, David and Elaine, Christopher and Laura, Raegan, Jaxon, Brian, Melissa and Jonathan.
Sealwyn’s family invites all to attend services at 10:30 a.m. April 21, 2014, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, Calif. 95620 for the interment of Maj. Terry Lee Malkiewicz and Sealwyn Shirley Malkiewicz. With services following at The Church of the Epiphany, 300 West St., Vacaville, Calif., with a luncheon to follow at noon in the parish hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Disabled Veterans Associations.