Mahlon Charles Weaver
October 8, 1924 – June 13, 2019
Mahlon Charles Weaver was born in Newbury Township, Ohio on October 8, 1924 and moved to heaven on June 13, 2019. He spent 64 years as a devoted husband to Alta (Miller) Weaver, who preceded him in death. A loving father to Barbara Winn (Terry), Susan Rodriguez (Ron), Pete Weaver (Cindy), and Kathy Estes. A treehouse building, milkshake making grandfather to 6 and great-grandfather to 6. Known as “Pa” to most, “Chuck” to some, and “Boomer” to others…
…but above all else, he was known as a selfless servant to his God, family, and country.
As a member of the Army’s 7th Calvary regiment (Gary Owen) in the Korean War, Mahlon was awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded in combat in November 1951. Despite this, he went on to inspire all who knew him, spending the next six decades upright after being told he would never walk again.
Mahlon planted each foot in front of the other as he continued into a life of service as an educator for the next forty years. Defying all odds to do so after leaving school post-8th grade to work full-time to help support his Amish family.
Amidst earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees and bowling multiple games of 300, Mahlon was a lifelong deacon in the church and member of the choir. And when he took the rare moment to himself, you’d likely find him with a guitar in his lap or on the back of a motorcycle. Or, if you were lucky, riding his motorcycle into the living room with the guitar strapped to his back, stopping briefly to sing “Ain’t Nothing but a Hound Dog.”
A story that he and Alta are surely laughing about again now that they are reunited.
Service will be held at A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuaries Bethany Chapel, 710 West Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, June 23rd at 6:00 p.m.
- Pete Weaver, Casket Bearer
- Josh Estes, Casket Bearer
- Jacob Estes, Casket Bearer
- Jon Mark Estes, Casket Bearer
- Robbie Rodriguez, Casket Bearer
- Ron Rodriguez, Casket Bearer
- Terry Winn, Casket Bearer
- Jeffrey Yu, Casket Bearer
- Celebration of Life Sunday, June 23, 2019
Mahlon Charles Weaver
October 20, 2019
Your birthday just passed this month. As I continue to get older I learn more and more about not only you, but myself through the stories I hear and the example you left for us grandchildren. I miss you more then ever. I wish I could get dragged into the den just to test batteries and run Norton’s anti-virus software. I wish we could have one more bowl of Breyers together throwing the dishware back and forth while Ma gasped. I wish you could watch me get married and see me try my best to live a life as full as you did. I know after reading your military letters there is nowhere you would rather be than with Ma in Heaven. Keep watch over the family as you always have. Love you Pa. Love you Ma.
“Well done good and faithful servants”
August 22, 2019
We have known Alta and Mahlon Weaver since 1966 when we moved to Flagstaff, AZ and went to First Southern Baptist Church. They lived a short ways from us so we saw them often and partook in many roast beef dinners offered by them generously. My husband skateboarded with him regularly down their street in upper Greenlaw. What a wonderful example of a Christ in both Mahlon and Alta’s life. We are so fortunate to have known them and loved them.
Here’s to you Ike and Boomer! Together again!
Love to the Weaver family❤️
Burt and Loretia Gentry
June 25, 2019
Mahlon and Alta were like siblings to us. Dearest of friends. We met at Westown and had an instant bond. Mahlon was the anchor on our bowling team. We shared everything from stove top decorations to "bad" birthday cards. Time with them was always fun. We talked, laughed and helped each other survive, Conversations were always fun and varied from wild escapades of horses falling through the hay drop of a barn; lightning striking Alta to intimate moments of how God has lead them over the years. It always lead back to how blessed they, and we, were. God was the center. We miss our friends but we know they are happy and whole. God bless the Weaver Family.
June 23, 2019
Spent many years in fellowship in their home and at church with Mahlon and Alta. I remember playing "The newly wed game" and many other fun activities together with other members and deacons. Mahlon always had a wonderful sense of humor and so full of life and joy. Pilgrim no more. You are home. Our privilege to have known you.
June 19, 2019
First time I met M.C.,(Pete's dad-late 70's), was a dirt bike ride to Crown King from Lake Pleasant. Returning from Crn King, I suggested M.C. lead as he had been eating our dust all day. We'd wait 10 min and catch him down the road. He crashed shortly down road as a herd of Javalina's spooked from the brush into the road. M.C. had broken his leg. He had no feeling in it since wounded in Korean war but he did now. We used a piece of wood, from an dilapidated old cabin, to splint it. Rick said he's go get his 4x4 truck but M.C. said nope, he had more than served his country -call Luke AFB to get a chopper to pick him up! I rode back solo because the walkie-talkies were worthless and stopped a park ranger to call Luke AFB. Not sure he believed me because I loaded up and went home being low on gas and an ASU game to attend. I had the Weaver family call as well when I found a pay phone. He was picked up about 4hrs later, in the dark, as spotted by their campfire. They took him to Luke AFB and their ER doctor, looking at the X-Ray, asked him how he got the nail in his leg along with the shrapnel? M.C. asked to be transferred immediately to J.C. Lincoln via ambulance. "Those quacks aren't touching me" - the nail was in the split we had made him!! We took Rick's truck, the next morning, and recovered M.C.'s motorcycle. M.C. recovered fully. Pete said his dad continued to ride that dirt bike, even by himself, as long as he carried his trusty pistol with him. Pete had awesome parents which reflect in him being a great friend throughout the years.
June 18, 2019
I remember Sunday after church roast dinner. Laughing, singing and just their love. Great people. They do not make them any better.
Bob Wallace Phyllis Wallace
June 18, 2019
Our special times were at church get together when Mahlon played guitar and we all sang. Such precious people! God Bless! Alta was a very special lady also. We will surely miss them.