This Site is Dedicated to my father ARNOLD LEE (KEENE) MOULDEN
January 3, 1934 - October 24, 2002
Arnold, 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 years.
Skip 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 they did.
Skip 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.
Skip 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.
Anyone who met Arnold (Skip) Moulden instantly enjoyed his sense of humor, gentle manner and kind heart.
He 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.
A few months before he died he asked me if I would work a little more on the family genealogy. In asking him why...
"Well I need to know who to look up when I get there!"
So, DAD this site is for you!
He was our friend our mentor and our father. We can not begin to express how much we miss him.
Love you always!
Your Daughters Debby and Kim