Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. (From an Irish Headstone)
  • 67 years old
  • Born on April 30, 1951 .
  • Passed away on February 11, 2019 .

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Malia Lane.  Born on April 30, 1951, Malia was 67 years old when she passed away peacefully on February 11, 2019. A beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend, her accomplishments were great, although she never really believed how much she helped and inspired others.  In her extensive travels as an full time RV'r, she made many friends. She also inspired many with her website, blogs and book "Fear Less vs. Fearless". We all will miss her so much but she will remain in our hearts forever.

Posted by Seconya Bagby on September 5, 2019
Malia- Though we only met briefly a time or two, the love for your family was always evident. I know that Angie misses you dearly. I can’t help but to feel your spirit coaxing me to reach out to her, for I know what it is like to have lost a parent. Most times I am unsuccessful in doing so and usually end up feeling as though I am more of a nuisance than a friendly hug or ear to listen, but I ALWAYS find a way to pick the phone back up and try once more. She’s not made it easy though. I questioned whether or not to even write this but I figured as long as my intentions were sincere no harm would be done. I just want to be able to tell you that she is doing ok. I’m not quite sure she’s there so wanted to ask you if you might find it in your heart to continue to wrap your angelic wings around her and whisper in her ear, letting her know that better days are yet come? I was reminded just now of your blog and how I mentioned to her that all along I thought it was Malia Smiles, rather than Malia’s Miles. We both got a kick out of that . I truly hope that she feels you smiling down on her daily and I promise to keep nagging her ever so often on your behalf (as well as my own) because I miss her smiling face as well.
Posted by Michele Bradley on September 3, 2019
Malia was my first "virtual" friend, who I discovered while searching the Internet for RV "full-time" living, when I came across an interview she did while traveling through Michigan (my home state) then started following her blog. My notes to Malia usually ended "your vicarious friend." Malia's adventures were so inspiring that it encouraged me to do it when I retire. Learning that she lost her battle brought tears to my eyes, but now you're with the Great Creator and that brings a big SMILE to my wet face. Thank you, my virtual friend, for being such an inspiration to me and others. You'll be missed.
Posted by Rebecca Daigle on July 8, 2019
Malia - Although a brief time we spent at a spiritual retreat together, I will never forget the gift you gave me in our encounter of synchronicity. You were an amazing soul. Your light, courage, and insights were unforgettable. I will never forget how the name “Angelique” created an instant bond between mother/daughter understandings. May you fly high, say hi to my momma J. Angelique for me. See you all on the other side! -Rebecca
Posted by Tab McBlane on April 30, 2019
Happy birthday Malia, not much has changed, we still miss you and try to move on. Keeping watch over Angelique for you, she is such a sweet child and we know you want her taken care of. Hope you are soaring above all the awesome places you wanted to go and have been too, your boundaries are endless now. Peace awesome friend!
Posted by Bridget Hatch on April 30, 2019
I so enjoyed the time we spend together in Kalispell, Montana a few years back. After following each other's blogs we finally got to meet in person. After a nice lunch at Sykes in Kalispell John worked on your car then we spent the afternoon swapping travel stories. Since we were both going to be in town for a while we had a cookout at John's Aunt Eloise's and also invited other RV friends that just happened to be in the area. We all laughed so much we hurt. I read your book and loved it. Everytime I see a funny joke that we both would think "funny", I think of you. I know you are looking down on us and watching over us. Happy Birthday to you in Heaven Malia, we miss you.
Posted by Karen Bell on March 23, 2019
I feel like I was one of the "lucky" ones as I got to know Malia very well. When she was up here in Oregon a few years ago, she wanted to see the snow so we took a trip down to Shasta and drove all around the majestic Mt Shasta on a beautiful clear day. She was totally in awe of the powerful mountain. She wanted to return one more time but sadly that was not to be as we had very little snow when she felt she was still up to it. But we did get to do lots of short trips to various places. Mt Ashland had a bit of snow but nothing like Mt Shasta. 
I always loved her sense of adventure and her willingness to go anywhere and do anything at least once. As she became more easily fatigued we limited our outings to lunch and grocery stores. We had our last lunch about a week before she passed. She wanted to go to 5 Guys Hamburgers. She had a great appetite and ate everything including a milk shake. 
I was honored she wanted me to be with her on her last day on earth. We laughed, cried a little, and said our goodbye's. I will miss my friend tremendously but I know she is in a better place. RIP my friend.
Posted by Tab McBlane on March 20, 2019
Thank you my dear sweet friend of all these years, you are so missed by all of us but we know you are keeping an eye on us. We got you covered here, travel safe and I am sure we will meet again.
PS, I will be watching for your return in the desert as that roadrunner!

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