OBITUARY

A.G. "Al" Weber

October 13, 1924July 15, 2020

A. G. “Al” Weber passed from this life on July 15th, 2020 at the age of 95. He was born to Henry and Bernice Weber in 1924 near Elk City in western Oklahoma. He grew up as a farm boy in the early 1930’s when that region was considered as part of the Dust Bowl. He graduated from a rural high school in 1941, followed by one year of junior college. In September, 1942 he enrolled at the University of Oklahoma, and since it was necessary in wartime for all male students to enroll in the ROTC he chose the Navy. At the end of 1943 there was an urgent need for naval officers in the fleet, so his education was interrupted and he was given a commission.

He was ordered to serve on destroyers in the Pacific Fleet, being first assigned to the USS Lang where he spent the remaining months of the war on board that ship. While on the Lang he participated in several Pacific campaigns and was awarded five battle stars, each one representing a major action. At the end of the war the Lang was deactivated, and he was then assigned to another destroyer, the USS George, where he remained until his separation from the service as a Lt. (jg) in August, 1946.

He then resumed his education and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Chicago, followed by an M.S. degree in physics from the University of Oklahoma. While attending OU, he married his wife, Betty Lovejoy, on March 21, 1948 and they enjoyed 64 years together until her death in July, 2012.

Al spent his entire working career of 37 years with Exxon-affiliated companies, serving in both domestic and foreign operations. His work mainly involved initial development planning for oil and gas fields. He also monitored field behavior during its later producing life. His assignments included several years in foreign operations, consisting of five years in Australia, one year in Canada, and shorter stays in Malaysia, Columbia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and others.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and two sons, Glenn and Kirk. Al was loved and respected by his friends and family as a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Both he and his wife were members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Survivors include his daughter, Gayle Weber of Tulsa, OK; son, Wayne Weber of Jakarta, Indonesia; son, Mark Weber and wife, Ellen Liss, Piedmont, CA; granddaughter, Sophie Weber, Berkeley, CA.; brother-in-law, Ken Lovejoy and wife, Maya, of Oklahoma City; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 20, 2020 at Rose Hill Burial Park, 6001 N.W. Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73118. The family appreciates memorials that may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include his daughter, Gayle Weber of Tulsa, OK; son, Wayne Weber of Jakarta, Indonesia; son, Mark Weber and wife, Ellen Liss, Piedmont, CA; granddaughter, Sophie Weber, Berkeley, CA.; brother-in-law, Ken Lovejoy and wife, Maya, of Oklahoma City; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and two sons, Glenn and Kirk

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, July 20, 2020

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Raymond LaFrey

July 19, 2020

I met Al while visiting Mark some years ago. We became friends and corresponded about his WWII experiences, naval histories such as "The Last of the Tin Can Sailors", and my volunteer work restoring a Destroyer Escort at Galveston. It was a very special privilege to know him, clearly a member of the Greatest Generation.

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