Obituary Notices and Memorials


CORNWELL, Mrs. Malia Rae of Boron, California passed away Friday, September 17, 2010, at the age of 55. Malia was born on November 29, 1954, in Witchita, Kansas. Malia moved with her family to Boron in 1969, where she graduated from Boron High School in 1973. She went to work for U.S. Borax the same year, and retired in 2009. Malia was a life time member of ILWU Local 30. Malia also volunteered with the Kern County Sheriffs Department in many capacities, Search and Rescue and Citizens Service Unit where she served as Captain in the East Kern Area. Malia co-founded Boron Volunteer Emergency Services where she enjoyed serving her community as an EMT. Malia was also involved with the Eastern Star. Malia was an exceptional artist, she enjoyed playing the guitar, fishing, gardening and being outdoors. Malia was also well known as the animal angel, she would never turn down adopting or helping an animal that was sick or without a home. Malia enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She always had a caring heart, honest opinion and would always be there to listen. Malia is survived by her loving husband of 35 years Richard Cornwell of Boron, Calif., daughter Christina and husband Lawrence Bardelli of Reseda, Calif., daughter Kimberly and husband Brian Keating of McHenry, Illinois, grandchildren James (7) of McHenry, Illinois, Matilda-Rae (3) of Reseda, Calif., mother Rhea Jacobs and sister Sydney Greer both of Lompoc, Calif., mother and father-in-law Turney and Dorothy Cornwell of Independence, Calif., numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Malia will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She is greatly missed. A Celebration of Malias life and Memorial Service will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary, Lancaster. Reception to follow at I.L.W.U. Local 30 in Boron at 4 p.m.

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