Harold Weaver

Obituary of Harold Lee Weaver

Harold Lee Weaver died at Presbyterian Hospital (SF) on Friday September 15, 2023 at the age of 92. The cause of death was Congestive Heart Failure. Harold was originally from Kansas City, Kansas, born January 20, 1931. He retired to Fair Play, MO in 1989, and re-located to Santa Fe, NM in November, 2022.

He is survived by his son, Steven Harold Weaver, of Santa Fe, NM, and by his sister, Donna Ramos, of Kansas City, MO. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Gatha Stinnette Weaver, and his son Douglas Lee Weaver. He was the fifth of eight children born to Everett (Babe) Weaver and Nina Mae Foster Weaver. He is also pre-deceased by sisters Ivan Sullivan, Hazel French, Betty Goforth, Barbara Jean Weaver, and brothers Charles Weaver, and Leon Weaver.

Harold worked as a Sales Representative for over 40 years as an employee for Fred Pauls & Co., Ebling-Case Co., Case Supply, and Flintkote, selling floor covering, tile, carpeting, and hardware supplies. He served as a member of the Army National Guard in Kansas City in his 20’s. He ran unsuccessfully for office in the city government of Kansas City, KS, but served on a public board.

Harold was greatly loved by his immediate and extended families. He was kind and compassionate, having grown up in the Great Depression in difficult times and circumstances. He was multi-talented as a self-taught handyman, mechanic, and builder and was quick to lend a hand to others. He was generous, and known to buy groceries for someone when the cupboard went empty, without expecting anything in return. His nieces and nephews greatly admired and loved him. In later life, he took care to protect and support his sisters, especially in times of illness. In the parlance of his time, you would say that he was a good man, an honest man, a straight-shooter, and a stand-up guy. He lived by those principles.

Harold, who had to go to work by age 13, had a number of significant challenges in his long life, and he met them with calm and resolve. His education was cut short, but he was well-read and well-informed. By disposition, he was always passionately self-reliant and resilient. Later in his life, he became more private, but his great love was his home, looking out over Stockton Lake to the west, his dogs, his garden, and nature. His final challenge was to be vascular dementia, which he weathered with impatience, but grace, for the last three years.

No services or memorial are scheduled.

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