Malia Merriss-Devine, B.S. '00

December 15, 1970 - August 26, 2013

Malia Christine Merriss-Devine, age 42, passed away in her family's home on August 26, 2013 after a four year battle with breast cancer. Malia was born in Portland, Oregon on December 15, 1970 and grew up in Salem, Oregon, graduating from South Salem High School in 1989. She earned a B.S. in Biology from Southern Oregon University, then continued her education, earning a B.S. in Nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University. She is survived by her parents, John and Judy Merriss, her brother Steven Merriss, her grandmother Ann Bledsoe, and her husband Bill Devine, and her four children, Makenna Merriss and Zach, Kian, and Aislinn Devine. Malia will be dearly missed by her family and everyone who came to know her. A memorial service will be held at West Hills Community Church this Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at 1650 Brush College Rd. NW. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the West Hills Community Church Benevolent Fund.