Obituary

Max Ellis Molyneux
Max Ellis Molyneux

April 16, 1944 - April 2, 2018
Born in Mona, Utah
Resided in Brigham City, Utah
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Heaven has gained a son and the earth an angel. Our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather returned to his heavenly home. Max Ellis Molyneux ended his mortal experience unexpectedly of natural causes on April 2, 2018. He was born April 16, 1944 in Mona, Utah the youngest child of Vaughn Lee Molyneux and Geneva Esther Garrett Molyneux. He spent his whole childhood in Mona until he left to attend college at Snow College and then as an LDS missionary in the North British Mission. He returned home and attended Utah State University where he met Kathaleen Bailey (Kathy). They were married September 3, 1966 in the Manti temple and began their eternal family. Side by side they worked together, sacrificed, served, balanced one another and loved each other in so many ways for over 51 years.
Seven children joined their family. Michelle (David) Hart of Highlands Ranch, Colorado (4 children, 2 grandchildren), Heidi (Todd) Watson of Perry, Utah (4 children), Max Vaughn Molyneux (deceased), Lesli (Andy) Lefgren of Perry, Utah (5 children), Sheree (Daryl) Staheli of Payson, Utah (5½ children), Kim (Andrew) Hermann of Hurricane, Utah, Michael Ellis (Krystle) Molyneux of Layton, Utah (3½ children).
Max was most at home in the outdoors. He grew up on a farm always with a dog by his side and throughout his life was never without a dog as a companion. He spent his career working for the Forest Service as a Landscape Architect and usually knew the most secluded places to take the family camping. He taught each of his children how to fish and was always willing to have any of his kids along on a deer or elk hunt, even if the only shots taken were at rocks for target practice. Lately, he spent more days with a fishing rod in his hand whether on the ice or in a boat on the lake. The neighbors are never without fresh fish and the freezer full.
Max loved having family around. The family had been building a family cabin for the last several years designing, building and improving it a little each year. He and Kathy wanted a place where everyone could gather and they could be in the mountains together. Max and Kathy spent most weekends through the summer at the cabin; always working on a different project. He was a true do-it-yourselfer even if the project surpassed his skills. The family had all just been together to celebrate Easter and were looking forward to when the snow would melt enough to access the cabin. When he was asked what he wanted for his birthday he usually responded, “Happy kids and everyone to be together.” He’s saving us a place in heaven.
He had strong faith in our Savior and he passed this legacy on to his children. His example of quiet service is unmatched and we have all benefitted from his lasting patience. Right after his retirement Max and Kathy served an LDS mission to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He served faithfully and dependably in many callings, including bishop and most recently as an ordinance worker in the Ogden and Brigham City Temples. Max and Kathy enjoyed family history work and we know that his help from the other side of the veil will help our work here. He was always quick to help dig neighbors out of the snow, prune trees or help with small repair jobs. We know his love, influence and sacrifice will continue on with us.
He is survived by his wife Kathy and all of his children except one son who died at birth. He is also survived by his only sister Janice (Terry) Pritchett of Spanish Fork, 20 grandchildren with 2 on the way and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his older brothers Clark Lee Molyneaux and Blaine Garrett Molyneaux and one granddaughter, Kaeberlie Lefgren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Perry 2nd Ward LDS chapel located at 2415 South Park Drive in Perry with a viewing prior from 9-10:30. A viewing will be held Friday, April 6, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East in Brigham City.
Interment in the Nephi Cemetery at approximately 3:00 p.m.
We have felt the love and support of family and friends and are so grateful to those who have shared in our grief.
Condolences and memories may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com

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Myers Mortuary
205 South 100 East
Brigham City, Utah 84302
April 6, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Visitation
Perry 2nd Ward
2415 South Park Drive
Perry, Utah 84302
April 7, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Service
Perry 2nd Ward Chapel
2415 South Park Drive
Perry, Utah 84302
April 7, 2018
11:00 AM