1914 – 1985
Born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, Maluta was awarded her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Oregon and her Master’s Degree from Stanford University.
In 1954, after working as a psychiatric social worker in the Army Air Force during World War II, Maluta came to Kaiserslautern American High School. For the first two years she served as a dormitory counselor and then taught social studies from 1955 to 1983.
After thirty years at Kaiserslautern American High School, Maluta retired to return to the home of her childhood, where she planned, in the words of General “Hap” Arnold, to “find a rocking chair, sit down, and when I get rested, I’m going to start to rock.”