Glenn Arthur Molt, 79, of Adrian, Oregon, died Sunday, July 1, 2018 at his home of natural causes. A memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2018 at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, with a reception following at the C.V. Peckham Community Center adjacent to the chapel. A private family graveside service will precede the memorial services at the Wilder Cemetery. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com
Glenn Arthur Molt was born to Jenny Marie Hobbs Molt and William Arthur Molt on January 30, 1939 in Hiawatha, Kansas. The family farmed for several years in Kansas and moved to Idaho and Eastern Oregon in 1947 when Glenn was eight years old, living in the Purple Sage area north of Caldwell for several years and the Big Bend area of Eastern Oregon. Always doing what they liked to do best-- farm for a living and milk cows for extra income. Glenn went to grade school at the Big Bend School southeast of Adrian and then Adrian schools until he quit school to go into farming. When he was a teenager he was always helping the family out with his wages by helping neighbors with plowing and other farm work. Working for older farmers showed him the best ways they farmed and taught him all that he needed to learn. In his early 20's he got the chance to start farming on his own and rented a 65 acre farm on the state line where he worked winters at the sugar factory in Nyssa, Oregon and farmed and milked cows in the summer. In the summer of 1962 he met Patrecia Bishop, the sister in law of his best friend, Dallas Chaney and after a farmers romance they were married August 7, 1962 in Caldwell, Idaho. Their children, Victoria (Vicky) Molt Bailey and Dennis (Den) Molt were born in 1963 and 1964. In 1970 Glenn and Pat purchased the farm on Pheasant Road and kept milking cows while farming and improving the new place and purchasing 40 more acres on Cassia Road a few years later. As the kids grew older, Glenn rented more ground and farmed more acres to help improve their lives.
In the later years with a good line of machinery for his needs, he had to cut back and sell the Cassia Road property and rent out the home place. Glenn was still planning on "farming again" next year!
The important things in his life was always farming, having cattle to care for, going fishing and hopefully "catching some" when he could and farm calves and visiting with other farmers to discuss the issues at hand at that time.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patrecia Molt; his daughter, Vicky (Mike) Bailey, Boise, Idaho; his son, Dennis (Sherry) Molt of Prairie City, Oregon; his sister, Gladys Kochel, of Bonney Lake, Washington; his brother, Lawrence Molt of Boise, Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews. Glenn loved his Grandkids, Brian and Ashley Bailey, Cheyenne Gilliham, Samantha and Billy Molt, and his great-grandkids, Thyme Bailey, Skyler Parkinson, Faith, Conner, Liam and Erica Bailey-- they really made him smile.
The family would like to thank Heart and Home Hospice for all their caring help to Glenn these last few months-- he appreciated all of them.