William “Bill” Hinton Moss, beloved father, grandfather, friend and teacher, quietly passed away in Great Falls, MT on February 4th, 2022.
Bill was born December 5th, 1941 in Shelby, MT to Lou and Imy Moss. He grew up between Sunburst, MT, Fairbanks, AK, and the Gila River Valley in New Mexico. In high school, he met the love of his life, Dorothy “Dottie” Aschim and were married shortly after high school. Bill attended college at Rocky Mountain College and played baseball. He was inducted into the Rocky Mountain College Clara Klindt Athletic Hall of Fame for the 1963-1964 Champion Baseball team on September 9th, 2016.
Bill’s first teaching job was in Tok, AK. After the 1964 earthquake, he moved to Anchorage to teach biology at Romig Junior High School where he helped revive the wrestling program. Bills connection with kids was always strong, and as a result he went back to school, attending the University of Alaska, where he earned his degree in Counseling.
Bill and Dottie moved in 1988 to Sunburst, MT where Bill continued to serve as a guidance counselor for North Toole County Schools. He loved his Refiners. He attended many football, basketball and volleyball games wearing that Refiner red.
He was an avid outdoorsman. Fishing, hunting, climbing, trapping, and hiking were his passions. Bill loved the great outdoors. He shared his love of nature with his family and had many, many great adventures. He was a talented artist, using many different mediums to carve birds and other animals he encountered in his outdoor activities.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Lou and Imy Moss; sister, Rosene Maxwell; and his wife, Dottie.
Bill is survived by daughter, Kim Moss of Sunburst; son, Jade Moss (Katrina) of Anchorage, AK; granddaughters, Katie, Kylie, and Brenna; great granddaughter, Brooklyn; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family of Bill suggests any memorials be made to the North Toole County School District for children’s activities.
Many people have a story or two of ‘Wild Bill’. His family would like you to remember these times with him, share them with others, and keep his memory alive.