William Joseph Malliot


(September 22, 2002)

Graveside memorial services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell for William Joseph Malliot, 64, who died at his Powell home Sunday, Sept. 22 after a lengthy illness.

He was born Oct. 20, 1937, in Billings, Mont., son of William and Gladys Mae (Waggoner) Malliot. He graduated from Powell High School, and he then attended the University of Wyoming for two years.

He married Frankalene Robertson on Aug. 12, 1958, in the Idaho Falls Temple. Before she died Nov. 25, 1999, they had celebrated 41 years together.

He worked for Mountain Bell, then US West and Qwest, as a lineman, retiring in 1994. For the past several years, he drove a beet truck during the beet campaign.

His hobbies included bowling, fishing, hunting and camping. He loved to work on cars and spend time with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include five daughters, Brenda Lee Malliot of Powell, Annette Melcher and husband Russ of Aberdeen, S.D., Renee Menuey and husband Richard of Laramie, Betty Jo Berg and husband John of Grover, Colo. and Gladys Marie Counts and husband Ken of Lakin, Kan.; three brothers, Leroy Rains of Dothel, Wash., Dennis Rains of Cabool, Mo., and Ivan Wolfe of Garland; four sisters, Pearl Lange of Spokane, Wash., Lorna Frye of Powell, Edna Becker of Powell and Janice Stump of Cody; a sister-in-law, Gayle Wagner of Worland; and a brother-in-law, Bob M. Robertson of Saginaw, Mich.; six grandsons, five granddaughters and one great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one daughter; one granddaughter; four brothers and six sisters.

Friends may make memorial donations to the Powell Hospice.