beloved mother and grandmother, Iretta Mahalko, passed away
peacefully on December 25 at American Fork Hospital, following
a brief illness.
Iretta was born November 30, 1924 in Lake Butler, Florida
to William T. and Martha H. Brannen. After graduating high
school, she worked at Camp Blanding, Florida during WWII,
where she met and married Daniel Mahalko on Jan 20, 1945.
They moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania, where they raised
three children, and moved to Highland, Utah, in 1993. Their
marriage was sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on June 22,
Iretta was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints. She held numerous callings in the
Relief Society, and served with Daniel as a temple worker
in Washington, DC and American Fork. They also served with
LDS Employment Services and as service missionaries in the
Provo South Mission. She was an avid genealogist. She loved
to cook for family and friends, and was a tireless worker.
Iretta is survived by sisters Bernice Griffis and Delores
Dicks, a brother, Theodore Brannen, children Dennis and
Gene, and three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings,
her dear husband Daniel, and her daughter Diane Mahalko.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 30, 2014,
at 11:00 am at the Highland 18th LDS Ward Chapel, 4679 West
11000 North, Highland, Utah. Friends and family may call
Monday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Warenski Funeral
Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, and also at an
additional viewing on Tuesday morning from 9:30-10:30 am
prior to services at the church. Interment will take place
in the American Fork City Cemetery.