July 23, 1929 – July 14, 2014
A memorial service for Joe Molaskey will be held Friday, July 18, at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Greybull. Joe, 84, died Monday, July 14.
He was born July 23, 1929, in Loveland, Colo., the son of Ralph and Hilda Molaskey. The family lived in Torrington for a few years before moving to Cody in 1941. Joe graduated from Cody High School in 1947.
He attended the University of Wyoming; his education was interrupted when his National Guard unit was activated. Joe served with the 300th Field Artillery in Korea from February 1951 until May 1952.
He returned from Korea and re-enrolled at the University of Wyoming where he met Dorothy Cooper; they were married in September of 1953.
Joe went to work for the Wyoming Highway Department in 1956, was transferred to Greybull in 1961, and retired in 1987.
Joe played football in high school and was a huge sports fan. He coached Little League and Babe Ruth and for many years was a pitcher for the Elks’ softball team.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Joe’s parents Ralph and Hilda, his son Michael, brother Edward and sister Hazel preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy of Greybull; son Gary of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karl and Marilyn Brauneis of Lander and Bill and Carol Ainsworth of Tulsa, Okla; brother Bill Molaskey of Cody; five grandsons, one granddaughter and three great-grandsons.
Burial will be in the Donald J. Ruhl Memorial Cemetery; a luncheon for family and friends will follow at the First Presbyterian Church.
Memorial donations are being accepted at Bank of Greybull, 601 Greybull Ave., Greybull, WY 82426. Proceeds will benefit the First Presbyterian Church.