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William Mahoney

(December 22, 2002)

William (Bill) Keith Mahoney, 81, long-time teacher of industrial arts in the Powell schools, died Sunday, Dec. 22 at his home in Hulett.

He was born July 9, 1921, at Spearfish, S.D., to Benjamin and Nina (Morris) Mahoney. He grew up on a ranch near Alva in northeast Wyoming and attended grade school at Alva. He graduated from Hulett High School.

Mr. Mahoney then served his country honorably for four years during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

He married Rosabelle Ripley on Dec. 1, 1943, at Gulfport, Miss.

After the war, he returned to his home area and graduated from Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish, S.D.

The family moved to Powell where he taught in the middle school for 30 years. He taught industrial arts, and the last 10 years he taught art. Following his retirement, the family moved back to Hulett.

He was a member of St. Barbara's Catholic Church, the Wyoming Education Association, the National Education Association and the Elks Lodge. His special hobby was fly fishing.

Survivors include his wife Rosabelle in Hulett; two sons, William Michael Mahoney, Whitewood, S.D., and Mitchell Lee Mahoney, Fort Defiance, Ariz.; one daughter, Michelle Genee Speck, Colville, Wash.; two brothers, Ben Mahoney, Hulett, and Lyle Mahoney, Grants Pass, Ore.; three sisters, Harriet Waugh, Hulett, Margaret Conklin, Spearfish, S.D., and Dorothy Razo, Los Angeles, Calif.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Following his wishes, the body was cremated. Inurment services will be held at a later date at Black Hills National Cemetery.Graveside rites for William Keith Mahoney, 81, Hulett, will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D.

Family and friends may gather at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel prior to going to the cemetery.

Mr. Mahoney died at his Hulett home on Dec. 22, 2002. Following his wishes, his body was cremated and inurnment services conducted at this time.

He was born July 9, 1921, at Spearfish, S.D., to Benjamin and Nina (Morris) Mahoney. He grew up on a ranch near Alva in Wyoming and attended grade school at Alva. He graduated from Hulett High School.

He served his country honorably for four years during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He married Rosabelle Ripley on Dec. 1, 1945, at Gulfport, Miss., then returned to his roots and graduated from Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish.

The couple moved to Powell where he taught in the middle school for 30 years. He taught industrial art, and the last 10 years he taught art. Following his retirement, they moved to Hulett in 1981.

He was a member of the St. Barbara's Catholic Church, the Wyoming Education Association, the National Education Association and Elks Lodge. His favorite hobby was fly fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Rosabelle Mahoney of Hulett; two sons, William Michael Mahoney of Whitewood, S.D., and Mitchell Lee Mahoney of Fort Defiance, Ariz.; one daughter, Michelle Genee Speck of Colville, Wash.; two brothers, Ben Mahoneyof Hulett and Lyle Mahoney of Grants Pass, Ore.; three sisters, Harriet Waugh of Hulett, Margaret Conklin of Spearfish and Dorothy Razo of Los Angeles, Calif.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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