William “Bill” Moulton
William “Bill” Moulton, of New Castle, went to be with his Lord peacefully at his home in Peach Valley on April 21, 2016. He was 88 years old. Bill was born October 22, 1927, in Newkirk, Oklahoma, to Raymond J. and Elizabeth P. Moulton, his family moving to Rifle, Colorado, in 1936. Bill lived and worked in the Rifle and Peach Valley area the rest of his life. He attended Rifle schools through his junior year in high school and then the New Mexico Military Institute for his senior year. Upon his graduation from military school, Bill served in the Navy until being honorably discharged in August of 1946, continuing to serve in the naval reserve until 1959. Bill married his beloved wife Martha on April 5, 1953, in Glenwood Springs. Bill and Martha raised their three sons on the Moulton farm in Peach Valley.
Bill worked at various occupations including heavy construction, mining, owning two retail stores with Martha, and operating the family farm. He served on various boards including the Garfield County Airport Authority and Rifle Community Hospital, Inc. He worked closely with the Garfield County Planning Department during the ’70s & ’80s representing the Rifle Ski Corporation preparing environmental impact studies and gathering leases for a proposed ski area near Rulison.
Accepting the Lord as his personal savior at the age of 30, Bill was active in his church enjoying bible studies and Christian fellowship. Bill served as Chaplin of the New Castle American Legion Post #164 for several years.
Bill enjoyed many outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing with his sons. He enjoyed joking around and was known to wake up neighbors with dynamite blasts on the Fourth of July. Great fun for the boys.
Home was his most comfortable and enjoyable place to be.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and older sister Mary Deane and her Gerald Harlow. Bill is survived by his wife, Martha; sister Ree Goth (husband Jack) of Highlands Ranch; son Chris Moulton of Dillon; son Cole (wife Joyce) Moulton of CO-NC; son Matthew (wife Kristin, granddaughter Danielle, grandson Daelon) Moulton of Dillon; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Coal Ridge High School in New Castle on Friday, April 29th, at 11:00am.
The Moulton Family extends a heartfelt thank-you to family and friends who have graciously helped us navigate Dad’s final days. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations may be made in Bill’s name to the First Baptist Church of New Castle building fund and/or Home Care and Hospice of the Valley.
First Baptist Church of New Castle, PO Box 83, New Castle, CO 81647
Home Care and Hospice of the Valley, 1901 Grand Ave. Suite 206 Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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