Lewis Rodney Moneypenny
May 18, 1931 – May 5, 2018
Lewis Rodney Moneypenny, 86, of Fountain Colorado, passed away May 5, 2018. He was born to Isa and William Moneypenny in Ritchie County West Virginia on May 18, 1931, and was one of 13 children.
He was married to Virginia Nichols on May 21, 1951.
He entered the US Army in 1952 where he served for 26 years of active duty and 6 years of active reserve. He retired on September 26, 1985.During his time in the Army he was awarded the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, Good Conduct Medal with 9th Award, Vietnam cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device and the Korean Service Medal With 3 Stars.
His wife Virginia preceded him in death.
He is survived by his children, Larry Moneypenny and wife Doris, Lewis Allen Moneypenny, Sherri Ober and husband Michael Ober, his brother Ray Moneypenny and his sister Christine Zedaker, 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Dove-Witt Family Mortuary Fountain, Colorado, is making funeral arrangements. There will be a graveside service Tuesday May 15 at Fort Logan National Cemetery Denver, Colorado.
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Lewis Rodney Moneypenny
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May 12, 2018
My family lived around the corner from the Moneypennys since 1994. We were recipients of their kindnesses many times over the years; especially with the grapes they would have us to come pick. We remember many times letting the grapes have all the time on the vine they could to ripen, then picking them in the freezing weather! The grapes, the apples, the peaches, and especially the friendship that we had with them, especially with Mr. Moneypenny, was special, as we did not know his wife as well as he. The beautiful Christmas lights made everyone on our street feel the holiday spirit. We appreciate the acquaintance we had with a few other of his family members that we would see from time to time. Mr. Moneypenny truly enriched our lives with his upbeat attitude and smile that he usually had. Our wish for blessings to his family in your time of loss.
May 11, 2018
To the family : I had the distinct pleasure of being a neighbor of this man and his wife, for 12 years . . I can not describe in words, the impact his friendship had on me. I was invited to go to the Flying W with this man. And my interpretation . . ."WHAT AN HONOR" . . .The simpler things....conversing about the weather....( how much did you get ? ) on rain , and gardening, and flowers, etc . . . . The annual Christmas light display . . .The memories are too many to list . . . In closing, my heartfelt condolences to the family . . .Ya'll got some BIG shoes to fill . . . In my heart, and in my mind, this man, and his family, will carry on....Thank you for your service, Sir . . . . . .With total love & respect , Mr Bill