Farming Rural 19

Keith Weaver

February 1, 1935 ~ July 3, 2021 (age 86)

Obituary


Keith Martin Weaver, aged 86, went home to be with his Lord and Savior
July 3, 2021, after a lengthy battle with bladder cancer. He fought a
good fight and has finished his course. The scripture comforts us with
these words, "To be absent from the body is to be present with the
Lord".

Keith is survived by his wife of 26 years, Margaret (Fine, Welch),
Weaver. Also his daughter, Shelly (Brad) Myers, of Red Bluff, CA, whom
he had with his first wife, Barbara Brownfield. He is also survived by
his son, Jeffrey Weaver, whom he had with his second wife, Barbara
Browne who had two sons that he helped raise; David (Cathy) Browne of
Richfield, WA, and Bill Browne of Rio Linda, CA. He has one brother
Doug (Vicki) Weaver of Roseburg, OR, and a sister, Norma (Bob)
Phieffer, of Myrtle Creek, OR. He will be fondly remembered by his
grandchildren, ZoAnne (Chris) Dotson, Dallas (Teal) Myers, Amanda
(Seth) Warfield, Charlene (Martin) Lund, Sharon Welch, John (Lisa)
Welch, Natalie and Ava Welch, Melanie (Rob) Quaempts, Rachel (John)
Stapleton, Rory Goff, and Joshua, Anthony, and Conner Weaver.
Great-grandchildren, Elijah and Naomi Dotson, and due to arrive in
September, Sawyer Warfield, Meaghan and Dillon Strey, Ewan Stapleton,
and Cole Goff. He has numerous nieces and nephews. His beloved dog and
"chair" companion, Katie will miss him as well, she has been a
faithful friend for the last eight years.


He was the son of J. Merle and Willena (Bluebell) Weaver who preceded
him in death. These siblings have also preceded him in death: Raymond,
LeLand, Don, Sandra, and his twin brother, Kenneth. Keith and his
siblings lived in Reston, OR. He served in the Army overseas, during
the Korean war, he was stationed in Japan.  We are very proud of his
service to our country, and he was glad to be able to serve. He worked
as a lumber grader for most of his adult life, retiring in 1998. He
then drove a school bus for eight years, then took a job with Crook
County, driving a senior bus. Keith loved to fish, and would go to
Brookings, OR to go deep sea fishing with his brothers which he
greatly enjoyed. Lately he had been doing a lot of fishing in
Prineville with his good friend (and angel, as they called him), Tom
Pilcher. He has become such an integral part of everyday life. He took
Keith to many appointments and helped him around the house, he became
part of the family. Keith enjoyed woodworking, making rocking horses
and dog or cat feeding dishes, then giving them away. He was a
generous man. He liked gardening. Trying to get those tomatoes to
ripen before the first frost was always a challenge. He was always
happy to have time with family. He said he loved being a father, and
grandfather.

How do you put into a few words the life of a man who loved and was
loved by so many?

A Military Service will be held at 1:00 pm July 26, 2021, at the
Roseburg National Cemetery, 913 Garden Valley Blvd. Roseburg, OR
97471. A reception will follow at New Hope Church 5995 Old Hwy. 99S,
Roseburg, OR. Donations can be made to St. Charles Hospice.

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