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4/17/15

Death of a Classmate - William Matheny - 2nd Co.



 
William Albert Matheny Jr. Born: September 29, 1931 March Field, Riverside, California Died: March 30, 2015 Aurora, Colorado Bill was the oldest son of Brigadier General William Albert Matheny Sr. USAF (Ret) and Clarice Estelle Bulifant Matheny. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years: Olivia Wood Kaigler Matheny of Clarksdale, Mississippi. His sons: Michael, Bryan and Greg. Bill had 9 Grandchildren who adored him. He was preceded in death by two children: Mary Patricia and Stephen. Bill grew up in various Army Air Corps Bases around the country. Upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy in 1954 he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Bill graduated near the top of his class in flight school at Greenville Air Force Base, Mississippi. He was assigned his dream job of flying the F-86 Sabre and stationed at Chambley AFB in France. He served in the Air Force for 12 years with a reputation as an excellent pilot. In the spring of 1966, Bill took a position with United Air Lines as a flight instructor and line pilot. He worked for United for 25 years retiring as a Captain in 1991. Bill's first love was his wife and family. He was beloved by his children and grandchildren who knew only love and approval from him. In addition, he stepped in to father many other young people over the years. He loved the Lord and served Him well over all of his life. Whenever he could, Bill would be found in a mountain stream with a fly rod in his hands or in a field hunting for pheasant. He loved the outdoors and saw not only the beauty of it but also could see the Lord's handiwork. He also loved music and played the guitar from his youth. He never tired of learning new things. He could converse with knowledge on blue grass music and classical music with ease. His skills as a host were legendary, always putting his friends at ease with a joke and drink. He had a lively mind and was able to quote poetry, converse in depth on current events or discuss classic literature. Bill was a wonderful man who loved greatly and was loved as greatly. He will be missed by his family and friends. He has gone on to his reward with his Lord in heaven but will remain with us in our hearts. If you would care to donate to a charity, please make a donation to Doctors without Borders; https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/onetime.cfm. Thank you. Bill A. Matheny Jr. Date of Birth Tuesday, September 29th, 1931 Date of Death Monday, March 30th, 2015 Service Information When Tuesday, April 7th, 2015, 1:00pm Location Fairmount Little Ivy Chapel Address 430 So Quebec Denver, CO.



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