H.W. "Bill" Molyneux was born Dec. 6, 1927, to become the son of Homer and Mary (Cloud) Molyneux at his adoption Dec. 9, 1927, in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a child he lived in Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Denver and Omaha.
He spent his summers with his grandmother and grandfather Molyneux in Broken Bow.
By the time he was in high school he attended Kemper Military Academy for his junior and senior year and his two years of junior college. He then went to the University of Arizona to finish college with a degree in mechanical engineering.
In 1952, he married Susan Speers from Cleveland, Ohio. They have two wonderful sons, Mark (1953) and David (1955) and Dave's loving wife Lynn. Bill worked for small engineering firms in California, Ohio and Wisconsin before joining Lockheed Missiles and Space; retiring with 30 years as a staff engineer in Charleston, SC, Sunny Vale, Calif., Bangor, Wash. and Aurora, Colo.
Bill and Sue lived in 10 states prior to moving to New Mexico in 1992.
Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Mary, and father, Homer, step-mother, Ellen, and brother-in-law, Bud Beshaler.
He is survived by his wife, Sue; sons, Mark and Dave; daughter-in-law, Lynn; four grandchildren, Christy, Aaron, Zack and Skyler, their spouses and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Mary Cornish, his sister from his birth family, and her six sons and families; the children of his sister, LaVerne Walton; Ellen (Susie) Beshaler, his sister from his step-mother’s family and her seven children, their spouses and families; and DeLeen Holms, daughter of his birth sister, Rachel.
Cremation, per his wishes, has taken place with a memorial service to be held at a later date at St. John's Episcopal Church in Broken Bow. In lieu of flowers, it is the wish of the family that a small donation be made to Bill's childhood church. You may forward the donation to St. John's Episcopal Church in care of Chard Hirsch, 207 South F Street, Broken Bow, NE 68922.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
Published in Custer County Chief, May 26, 2011