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April 22, 1962 - January 30, 2020On Thursday, January 30, 2020 Malia Sprague, loving wife and mother ended her battle with cancer and passed away at age 57.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Malia (West) SpragueOn Thursday, January 30, 2020 Malia Sprague, loving wife and mother ended her battle with cancer and passed away at age 57.

Malia was born April 22, 1962 in Portland, OR to Bob and Marlene West. She graduated from Canby Union High in 1980. She married her husband Gary Sprague in 1994 and they raised two beautiful children, Emilee and Kyle.

Malia had a passion for helping people and she spent most of her adult life working in a profession of caregiving. She never knew a stranger, loved animals and was a friend to the friendless. Malia will be remembered for her kind and compassionate spirit and for how passionately she loved her family.

Malia was preceded in death by her father, Bob West. She is survived by her husband Gary; her two children, Emilee and Kyle; mother and step-father, Marlene and Jack Benson; siblings, Michael West and Michelle Watt; and many more extended family members and loving friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 3 o'clock pm at the Molalla Church of the Nazarene. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an animal rescue dear to her heart; Panda Paws Rescue at pandapawsrescue.org.