Life Story for
Richard Dean Moulton
Richard Dean Moulton, 88, of Sun Valley, Idaho, passed away May 27, 2015.
He was born on July 4, 1926, at home in Walla Walla, Wash., to George and Anna Moulton. He later moved to Yakima, where he learned to ski and made skiing a lifelong passion. Later moving to Tacoma, he graduated from Stadium High and joined the Army Air Corps in a flight training program, but the war ended, bringing his dream of being a pilot to an end.
While attending the University of Washington, he first came to Sun Valley with the ski team. Landing a job with Sun Valley, he was able to ski, join the ski patrol and eventually he became an instructor. He met Virginia Anderson, left skiing, graduated as an industrial engineer, and took a job at Boeing Company, spending time in Seattle and Italy for them.
He is survived by a sister, Shirley Barnhouse (Barney); his children, grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Olivia, Chris Landes (KC); and grandson Zach, Jill Christen (Dennis); and grandchildren Jason, Jack and Amanda, Peter Moulton (Genie); grandchildren Adam, Dan and Kevin.
After retiring from Boeing, he lived a year in Mexico, but soon moved to Sun Valley where he met Patti Morrow. They married in Sun Valley and spent time skiing, volunteering, hiking, biking and seeing the world.
Donations can be made to Hospice, Sun Valley Symphony or an organization of your choice.
There will be a celebration of life at the American Legion on June 6 at 3 p.m. Bring stories to share.