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Obituary of Fritz William Weaver
Fritz William “Bill” Weaver, 73, of Greeley, CO passed away at his home on November 17, 2022. He was born December 21, 1948 in Denver to Earl William and Helen Margaret (Lassen) Weaver.
Bill grew up in Kiowa, CO and graduated Valedictorian in 1967. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1971. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Wood Science and Technology from CSU in 1975, a Masters in Wood Science from Mississippi State University in 1979, a Masters in Chemistry from Brigham Young University in 1990, and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Texas Tech in 2003.
Most recently, he worked as a chemist on a federal government contract and also as a substitute teacher in Greeley, CO District 6 with special needs children. He was a member of the American Chemical Society.
While serving in Guam, Bill was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served as a High Priest and his favorite calling was as a nursery leader. He met Rachel Doreen Wiltbank in Fort Collins, CO and they were married in the Mesa, AZ Latter-Day Saint temple on September 19, 1973.
He loved poetry, classical and jazz music, baseball statistics - especially following the Yankees and the Braves, cooking, hot sauces, camping, and told everyone that chemistry was fun. He was known for his quick, dry wit and thought deeply about everything from how to roast spices to the nature of existence.
Bill shared his life with his wife, Rachel, children; Janice (Richard) Romano, Brent Weaver, Beth (Jason) Jones, Doreen (Cody) Streety and Carol Weaver, eight grandchildren; Richie, Lauren, Kyle, Scott, DJ, Jacob, Collin and Cole, siblings; Peggy (Gary) Glas and Richard (Nancy) Weaver as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bill’s visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2022 at Adamson Life Celebration Home. Life Celebration will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 501 49th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Interment Linn Grove Cemetery. A reception will follow back at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to “Parkinson’s Resources”, https://www.parkinsonsresources.org/ or in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Fritz Weaver, please visit Tribute Store