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WEAVER -- Neil Edward Weaver born December 12, 1932, died peacefully at his home January 11, 2008. He was born in Hollis, Oklahoma and grew up in Mountainair, NM. He graduated from Mountainair High School in 1950 and the University of New Mexico in 1955. He married Helen Woodward in June of 1955 and enjoyed over 52 years of marriage. Neil was preceded in death by his mother, Eunice Abernethy Weaver and his father, Bascom Henry Weaver. He is survived by his wife, Helen; and his four daughters, Ann Weaver, Gail McDaniels, Barbara Wyne and Shirley Lyons. He is also survived by his sons-in-law, Lyle McDaniels, Ben Wyne and Thomas Lyons and his grandchildren Lt. Benjamin Wyne, Dustin, Christopher, and Natalie Wyne, Eddy and Kaitlan McDaniels, and Donald Lyons. In 1955, Neil was commissioned in the USMC, and was discharged in 1957. He frequently stated "once a Marine, always a Marine." Neil returned to Albuquerque and founded Weaver Construction Company, General Contractors. He built many commercial buildings in NM. He was a president of the NM Building Branch of the Associated General Contractors and served on the NM Carpenters Health and Welfare Pension Trust for many years. In addition, he belonged to the UNM Lobo Club for 40 years. In high school, Neil was the Estancia Valley Bean King and has been well known for his Sunday beans ever since. He was a member of the FMCA Chaparral Chapter and loved traveling in his motor home. Neil and his motor home buddies met for lunch every Wednesday to discuss the next adventure. He loved meeting on Sundays with the coach, the lawyer and the judge as well as his breakfast club on Saturdays. Neil lived a full, rich and productive life and will be missed by many especially his girls. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the UNM Cancer Center, MSC08 4630, One University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, University of Arkansas Cancer Research Center 4301 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205 or The Boys and Girls Ranches of NM, 6209 Hendrix Rd, Albuquerque, NM 87110. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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