DELIMA SAUVE MAHONEYDelima Sauve Mahoney, Kenwood Avenue, formerly of East Anoka Street, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.
Delima Sauve Mahoney, Kenwood Avenue, formerly of East Anoka Street, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.
Delima was born in Harvard, Ill., to Olga and Harvey Sauve on Nov. 4, 1915.
She lived in Hayward, Wis., until the age of 12 when she moved to Duluth. Delima graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1933. She worked in Women’s Fashion Specialty Shops as a young woman.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church for 84 years and volunteered many hours at the Builder’s Inn Café during the construction of the present church building. She was a member of the Dorcas Circle, and enjoyed many years of Community Bible Study. Delima’s family and friends were always cared for by Delima’s love and generosity. She was an inspiration.
Delima is survived by her husband of 71 years, John; daughter Ann (Richard Dolezal) Mahoney; grandchildren Shannon (Christopher) Lindsay, Gretchen Karstens, Ryan McGivern and Jennie (Steven) Hilleren; as well as great-grandchildren Paige, Mary Catherine and Henry; sister-in-law Catherine McKenna; and many nieces and nephews.
We, as family, wish to thank the staff of Westwood Assisted Living, Benedictine Health Center, BHC Adult Day Care, and St. Mary’s Hospice for their loving care of Delima.
VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, in Dougherty Funeral Home. Visitation continues on Tuesday, Dec. 18. from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service in First Lutheran Church, Duluth. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church for world hunger. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E. Second St., Duluth, 727-3555.