This Site is Dedicated to my father ARNOLD LEE (KEENE) MOULDEN
3, 1934 - October 24,
Skip as he was known by most people was a wonderful, warm and caring
father. He was born in Atchison Kansas to Cleo Ernest
Moulden and Edith Lillian Keene on January
3, 1934. He grew up and lived his entire life in Atchison, Kansas. He
joined the Naval reserves in 1951 while still in high school. He
Graduated from Atchison High School 1952 and
married Dolores Irene Berry September
20, 1952. He served in the Naval Reserves for
six years, then joined the Army National Guard and served for six
was a member of the Masonic lodge and served in the capacity of Master many
times. He enjoyed his work with the Mason's because of the charity work
was an avid golfer and retired early from Midwest Grain Products to enjoy
playing golf. For a man who could not sit and do nothing, he
volunteers with the Salvation Army and drove the canteen truck to major
disasters to aid those in need.
decided to enter the work force again in the fall of 2000 to assist at
the Carrigan Lumber Company for some extra
"GOLFING" money. But actually he wanted another avenue
to meet new people and visit with their
customers. He did work in the lumber yard as he knew the
building trade. In his spare time at the lumberyard Dad
made wooden toys for the employees to give their children at Christmas.
who met Arnold (Skip) Moulden instantly enjoyed his sense of humor,
gentle manner and kind heart.
developed Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and faced the disease head on and fought
hard to the end. He started Chemotherapy and continued to work
and play golf. He didn't experience any discomfort during his
treatment. BUT three months before his death he almost overnight
wilted with the disease. During his many stays in the
Hospital he would travel around the hospital trying to make others smile
and if even for a moment to forget they
were ill. His sense of humor was a welcome relief
to nursing and hospital staff. They always knew that if they
had a bad day, SKIP would be able to cheer them up with one of his jokes
or bag full of stories and make them smile.
months before he died he asked me if I would work a little more on the
family genealogy. In asking him why... his response,
I need to know who to look up when I get there!"
So, DAD this site is for you!
our friend our mentor and our father. We can not begin to
express how much we miss him. Love you
Daughters Debby and Kim