Dorothy Pauline Weaver entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on July 10, 2018.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018 at Ratliff Funeral Home in Denver City, TX with Pastor Kyle Streun officiating. Burial will be in Denver City Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Dorothy was born June 12, 1925, in Omaha, NB to Wilbur and Hazel Whited Thurber. A member of the Greatest Generation, she grew up along the Missouri River with her eight brothers and sisters, and at 16, graduated from North High School. She was a gifted pianist who gave lessons to younger kids. At 18, she moved to San Diego, CA and went to work in the Rohr airplane factory, where she was in charge of the patterns used to manufacture various airplane components. At a USO event, she met A.D. Weaver, who had enlisted in the Navy after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. They were married March 13, 1944. When A.D. went overseas on the USS Hornet, Dorothy moved back home to Omaha for the birth of their first child, Jane. After the war, A.D. returned to West Texas with his family to take a job in the oil field in Sundown, TX, where Dorothy learned to drive their first car, a Model A Ford. There, they welcomed son Jack, then moved to Denver City, TX where Dorothy lived for over 50 years. She again taught piano lessons to children and adults alike, with as many as 50 students at a time. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, and was pink lady at the Yoakum County Hospital. She worked at various retail stores over the years including Margie’s Gift Shop, C.R. Anthony’s, Beall’s, and Dollar General. Dorothy was a writer, who published several articles in Good Old Days Magazine. Most of all, she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, who will be sorely missed.
She was pre-deceased by the love of her life, A.D., and daughter, Jane Weaver Cox.
She is survived by son, Jack and wife Leslie, of Amarillo, TX, grandson Alex Weaver of Austin, TX, and granddaughter, Caroyl Scott Leach and husband Wayne, of Albuquerque, NM.
The family suggests any memorials be directed to BSA Hospice of the SW in Amarillo, TX.