June 8, 1942 – June 5, 2021
Waylon Wayne Weaver was born on June 8th, 1942 to Cody and Mabel Weaver in Lake City, Arkansas. He passed away on June 5th, 2021 at Del E Webb Medical Center in Surprise, Arizona in the company of his daughters. A Celebration of Life and luncheon will be held at Crown Hill Mortuary Chapel of Peace in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, on July 6th, 2021 at 10am, with Military Honors at Fort Logan Cemetery following at 12 noon.
He is preceded in death by his amazing wife Margit and his loving parents Cody and Mabel. He is survived by his oldest daughter Angel Weaver with her son Sean, his daughter Paulette Bending with her husband Lee and their two children Harley and Norah, as well as his daughter Debra Dowell with her husband Craig.
Wayne spent his younger days in Arkansas, but he moved with his family to a suburb of Chicago when he was still in grade school. He prided himself in being the tallest of his friends, even though he tended to be younger.
At the age of 18, he joined the Army, and served most of his time in Korea. He has carried over some of that culture in his later life in the form of collecting swords and masks that represented the culture he came to know during his time overseas.
In the early 1970s, Wayne moved to a suburb of Denver, Colorado due to a great machining job at Sundstrand, and continued on in the company until his retirement. While in Colorado, friends set him up with a Hungarian woman named Margit Zagyi. They were married in 1973 after a short courtship of 3 months. Wayne and Margit started a family and moved to Broomfield, Colorado shortly after.
During this time, Wayne enjoyed the nature Colorado offered. Often taking his family to the mountains, enjoying time taking nature photos, which he would then develop in his dark room at home. He often spoke of a lifelong dream of working as a photographer for the National Geographic Magazine. He continued his love for photography even as technology switched from film to digital.
Wayne also enjoyed travelling with his family, visiting Mexico several times and a couple trips to Europe with Margit, as well as a few trips to various locations in the US. Of course, he always had a camera with him. He was also a lover of fast cars, and was a proud grandfather, always checking in to see "how are the babies", even as they grew into adults.
Wayne and Margit were able to retire at a relatively young age, and decided on Surprise, Arizona for their retirement home. By this time, Wayne had started playing golf and fell in love with it. At their new home, they lived with a view of the 9th hole fairway and could take the golf cart not only on the course, but to any store nearby. They enjoyed the warm weather and relaxation, and the company of new found friends in the neighborhood.
Wayne could be described as many things. He was a husband and father. He loved to joke around and had multiple inside jokes with his daughters. He had a smile and laugh that could light up a room. Everyone that met him felt comfortable around him.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Tuesday, July 6, 2021