Albert H. Wieder
June 21, 1937 – April 4, 2020
Al was born in Amarillo, Texas on June 21, 1937. He liked to tell that he was supposed to be born in Denver as all his family had been, but he decided to arrive early. His Mom said he was so small that she could put a teacup over his head. Al’s father worked as a petroleum engineer and was in the army, so they moved around quite a lot. He attended elementary school in Denver at Washington Park Elementary and Davey Crockett Elementary in Wichita Falls, Texas. He attended Cleveland Junior High in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Byers Junior High in Denver and graduated from South High School. Al graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 1960. He worked as a rough neck on a drilling rig in Fort Morgan, CO and for USGS Surface Water Branch in Tucson, AZ.
Al was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Reserves and he and his wife Barbara moved to Fort Belvoir, VA for basic engineer officer training. He was later stationed in Ft. Leonard Wood at the engineer training center. They lived in Rolla, MO. Their daughter Lynne was born there.
He became employed with the Standard Oil Company of California in La Habra California. He worked on researching equipment to use on platforms and drilling rigs in Southern California. They were later transferred to Huntington Beach, CA, where he worked as a Drilling Engineer.
Sadly, Al’s wife Barbara and infant son, Donald passed away from pregnancy complications in August 1965.
Al returned to Denver and got his MBA at DU in 1968. He continued employment with Standard Oil of California, now known as Chevron-Texaco.
Al married Ilene in 1973 and was transferred to Rangely, CO where he worked as a Petroleum Engineer for Chevron. Al and Ilene’s daughter Jenifer was born there.
Al was transferred back to Denver two years later and worked in the Denver office as a Reservoir Engineer. In 1980, he spent three months in Scotland testing a well in the North Sea. 1982 found him and his family back in Rangely, CO. Al was the Area Supervisor for three years and in 1985 moved back to Denver where he was the Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer in the Denver office. In 1988 he was transferred to New Orleans, LA as a Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer in charge of all the company reserves in the Gulf. Al retired from Chevron in 1990 with 27 years of Service. His post retirement jobs were at ACE Hardware, a realtor, and with the EPA Indian Water Supply Specialist. He retired from the EPA in 1997. After four years he went back to work for the Indian Water Systems until 2006 when he retired for good.
Al was involved with his family, Lions Club, meals on wheels, and church. He had been an Elder and a Deacon of the church. He went on six mission trips to Northern Mexico building churches for the poor. He attended many mission trips to Alamosa Colorado also.
Al was always willing to help those in need. Al loved to travel, golf, fish and work with wood.
He is survived by his wife Ilene, Daughter Lynne Wieder-Lovejoy, Son in law Rick Lovejoy, Grandson Christopher Lovejoy, Daughter Jenifer Wieder, Sister Cheryl Moore, Nephews David and Carl Wieder and many more extended family and friends.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Albert H. Wieder
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August 3, 2020
I always knew Al as Mr. Wieder. I have been friends with his daughter Lynne since we were 13-years-old. He was always very friendly, very funny, and very patient. I know he was a good father. I just want to express my condolences to the family. I truly believe Al has simply stepped into the other room, and all is ultimately well, but it is difficult to go on without someone you love so much. Please know you are in my thoughts and my heart.
April 9, 2020
Al and Ilene both were so sweet and welcoming as we joined Chevron in Rangely in 1981. They made sure that we were settled and helped us to assimilate into small-town life and living in the Chevron camp. I have such fond memories of Al and just what a kind and wonderful person he was.
I am sending Ilene, Jenifer and the whole family all my love for this very sad loss.