Roy Molina, 1938~2018
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Roy Molina, 1938~2018
Roy Molina, 1938~2018
Roy L. Molina Jr. passed away surrounded by family at his home in Anthem, Ariz., on Feb. 1, 2018 at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife Gloria Molina, son Mario (Kristyn) Molina of Phoenix, and daughters Susan Brick of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and Melanie (Drew) Molina-Ashmun of Anthem, Ariz., as well as eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his father Rogelio Molina and mother Rosa Losano.

Roy was born on April 20, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas, and moved between Texas and East Carbon, Utah. In 1955, at the age of 17, he joined the United States Marine Corps, completed his GED, obtained the rank of Sergeant, and was discharged honorably in 1958. He also served as a reservist until 1961. After working as a house painter in Texas he relocated to Moab. There he met Gloria, whom he married and celebrated 50 years of marriage together. While in Moab, Roy established Molina’s Painting Service and completed many commercial and residential jobs throughout the four-corners area.

Roy was an accomplished area businessman, as well as craftsman. While in Moab, he was an active member of the Elks Lodge. Roy was known for speaking his mind and easily making new friends wherever he went. He loved boxing, as well as fishing along the Colorado River and in the La Sals. He was passionate about the Moab area and always spoke fondly about the landscape and the people. His children and extended family remember him as a tireless and hard-working father who encouraged them to pursue their goals.

A funeral and reception is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parish in Anthem, Ariz., with his final resting place being the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Roy’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Society of St. Vincent de Paul at 2825 West Rose Canyon Circle, Anthem, AZ 85086.

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