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Marlys Gail Mallams

June 2, 1943 - March 11, 2020

Service Date March 16, 2020

Church Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home

Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 16, 2020 at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home, with Rev. Adam Hofer officiating.

If you are unable to attend the service at the funeral home, it will be broadcast LIVE on the Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home Facebook page.

Marlys Gail Mallams of Rapid City, South Dakota left this earth on March 11, 2020.

She was born June 2, 1943 in Victoria, Texas to Delvin and Henrietta Whipple. She lived in Germany and several other communities throughout the United States over her lifetime. She worked hard rearing her family, and at the family businesses over the years. Marlys and Gary eventually navigated to the Black Hills where she settled into retirement, spending time with her family, corralling her grandkids, and various pets. In her free time she was often found solving the latest crossword puzzle, staying up to date on the news, and reading the next best seller.

Marlys loved her family and entertaining, she was always eager to host parties and holidays over the years. Her love for cooking amazing meals and experimenting with recipes from one of her over 500 cookbooks, were often shared with those around her. She was a kind, giving, funny, and intelligent woman and always greeted you with a hug. Those who knew her were truly blessed with her warm heart and generous spirit, and usually a witty joke.

She is survived by her husband of over 59 years, Gary Mallams, her three children, Jim Mallams of Newcastle, WY, Laura Giesler (Gary) of Newcastle, WY, and David Mallams (Krista) of Rapid City SD, her father, Delvin Whipple and her two sisters, Carol Whipple of Lexington, KY and Mary Whipple of Northern California. She also leaves behind grandsons, Tony, Ehren, Andrew, and Owen Mallams, and granddaughters, Heidi Bulman, Hope Giesler, Mindy, Olivia, and Elliana Mallams and great granddaughter, Matte Bulman. Her mother, Henrietta (Hank) Whipple, preceded her in death.

 
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