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12-20-21, Avis Pauline Malos

Pauline was born in Bolivar, Missouri on October 27, 1933, to parents Effie and Guy Moore. Pauline was the youngest of 4 siblings, who nicknamed her “Tightwad” but treated her with care as the baby of the family.

When Pauline was 13 years old, she made the journey from Missouri to California by train, with her mother and her older brother Robert. Although she lived in California for the remainder of her life, she remained proud of her roots in Missouri, and always considered it home.

Pauline was working as a roller skating carhop when she met the late Theodore Malos Sr., “Tedd”, in Oxnard, California. The two were soon married, and they became a competitive styling team, with Tedd styling hair and Pauline modeling.

Pauline worked as a hairdresser, and then later worked as a caseworker and supervisor at the Dept. of Social Services in Grass Valley, California, and in Ventura, California.

Pauline was a longtime volunteer for the Optimist International organization. You could often find Tedd and Pauline making tri-tip sandwiches during various events in the Ojai Valley.

In her retirement, she enjoyed traveling with friends, playing bingo, and spending time with her loving dog, Sasha, who she adopted from the Ojai Humane Society. She was also a member of the Ojai United Methodist Church, where she had many friends.

Pauline was the matriarch of a loving family. She cherished her family members and showed her love through her cooking, and her direct way of giving advice.

She is survived by her son Theodore Malos Jr., daughter-in-law Pearl Malos, daughter Tina Kennedy, son-in-law Richard Kennedy, and grandchildren Joshua Kennedy, Jamie Malos, Sarah Kennedy, and Anne Townsend, as well as her beloved nieces and nephews. Grandson Adam Kennedy is no longer with us.

Pauline’s family remembers her as a loving mother, grandmother, and aunt, who was not afraid to speak her mind.

The family has decided to postpone funeral and memorial services until Spring of 2022. Donations may be made to the Ojai Humane Society. 

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