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Ralph Joseph Weaver

May 11, 1935 — February 26, 2022

Longtime Norwood resident, Ralph Joseph Weaver, passed away on February 26, 2022, at his home. Ralph was born on May 11, 1935, in Mancos, Colorado to Joe and Lucille Weaver. Ralph attended school in both Rico and Telluride before graduating from Telluride High School.

Following school, Ralph enlisted in the Air Force and served for four years stationed in Japan and Bangor Maine. Upon returning, Ralph married (Helen) Joan Oliver on May 1, 1960, in Norwood. Soon after they moved to California where Joan worked while Ralph attended Northrop to learn more about Airplane mechanics. Post-graduation Ralph worked in California until they moved back to Norwood where they resided until their passing. Ralph worked in mining until he and Joan’s dad, Dwight, opened the Conoco Service Station. After 15 years they sold the business and Ralph went back to mining for Union Carbide, along with crushing and hauling gravel for Skeleton and Jim Jensen.

Ralph served his town for over 30 years both as a board member and as mayor. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and mechanics. He was often found helping out friends and neighbors with their mechanical needs. Furthermore, he loved anything and everything involving aircraft and airplanes. After retirement his favorite pastimes were being on the computer emailing funny stories and articles to friends and family; and his daily visits to the restaurant to catch up with his buddies.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents his father Joe and mother Lucille; brother Johnny and wife Sandy of Naturita, Colorado; brother Leigh of Nucla, Colorado; and sister Loraine (Frank) Thomas of Fruita, Colorado.

He is survived by his son (Robert) Shane Weaver and wife Lisa of Joes, Colorado; grandson Samuel Dwight Weaver and wife Jordan of Kirk, Colorado; granddaughter Kayla Ann Weaver of Dallas, Texas; great-grandchildren Wesley Owen Weaver, and Wrenlie Olivia Weaver.

The family would like to thank Nuclear Care Partners and the many friends and neighbors who helped Ralph in his final years. We thank you for your graciousness that allowed Ralph to live out his days in the happiness of his home.

Saturday, March 5th at 11:00 a. m.  Norwood Cementery

A lunch for family and friends will follow at the Norwood Community Center

Internment done by Crippin Funeral Home – Montrose



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