Oroville resident, William R. Moll, passed away at Olive Ridge Care Center on January 24, 2013 due to complications from pneumonia. Bill was born on Collingwood Street in San Francisco on July 12, 1914 to William and Anna Renken Moll, both San Francisco natives. He attended Bryant Grammar School, Balboa High School, and San Francisco City College. Bill met and married his wife, Marie, in San Francisco; they were married on February 14, 1941. After their marriage they moved to Redwood City where they raised their four children.
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Bill was an avid golfer and golfed his age at 81. He was also a long-time stamp, postcard, and coin collector, and the last remaining charter member of the Sequoia Stamp Club in Redwood City.
He will be remembered for the loving care and attention he gave his wife during her long illness. Marie preceded him in death after 64 years of marriage; she passed away in April of 2005.
Bill is survived by his daughter Barbara Kelly and her husband Phillip of Indio, daughter Beverley Colgin of Paradise, son William, Jr. and his wife Mary of McAllister, MT, and son Robert of Woodside, grandchildren Phillip Kelly, Jr., Patrick Kelly, Tracy McNaught, Seana Shelby, and Richard Colgin, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. In addition, Bill leaves many loving friends and family members. He was preceded in death by his brothers Clyde and Harvey and his most attentive caregiver, Art Gatti.
The family would especially like to thank Dr. Thomas Mundorff who took such wonderful care of Dad. Also to be remembered are all his friends at Gold Country Casino.
Bill and Marie will have their combined ashes scattered. A reception to honor their lives will be held in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the non-profit Operation SAFE, P.O. Box 266, Dunlap, IL 61525, a spay/neuter organization founded by their granddaughter, Tracy McNaught.
Published in Paradise Post from Jan. 30 to Mar. 1, 2013