Margaret Lucille Weaver

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Margaret Lucille Weaver

Margaret Lucille Weaver was born on January 13, 1923 to Herbert and Ida Dolloff in Gaylord Kansas which is in Smith County.  In a few months they moved to Harlan, Kansas to a better farming location. Lucille attended a one room school and sometimes rode a pony.  She spent her summers herding sheep and turkeys.  She helped with whatever work was needed: milking the cows, driving the tractor during the wheat harvest.  Her family survived the Great Depression, tornadoes, dustbowl days and beetle invasions.  Lucille graduated from high school and went to a business college for a short time.  In 1942 she went to work for the Ordinance Division in the Pentagon though the concrete floors of the facility were barely dry.  She loved to dance and belonged to the U.S.O.  There she met Dean Weaver who was in Virginia in school taking signal corp training.  They married in 1945 and went to South Bend, Indiana and later moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana.  James F. Weaver was born in August of 1947. Shortly after, they moved to Englewood, Colorado.  Lucille worked at several jobs.  She was a representative for Welcome Wagon and did office work at Samsonite.  Susan Kay Weaver was born in August of 1951.  Lucille worked in Englewood Flower Shop before going to J.C. Penney from which she retired.


Lucille's priorities were family, church and friends- she just liked people.  They joined the Englewood Methodist Church in 1948.  She was active in Sunday School and taught the fourth grade for a number of years.  She started the Ladies' Bible Study and led the Prayer Chain.  Dean, her husband, passed away in 1991 and she remained in the home they had built in the late 50's.  She had strong beliefs and faith in her God.  She is survived by her son James Weaver of Aurora and her daughter Susan Weaver Edson of Alamo, California. She had two grandchildren, Katharine Edson, of Santa Cruz, CA and Maxwell and his wife, Lynne Edson of Phoenix, AZ.  She was happy to know she would be a great-grandmother, as Max and Lynne are expecting in December.


A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016, at 10:30 AM at the Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church.  Graveside services will be held later the same day at Fort Logan National Cemetery, at 2:15 PM.  Friends and family are encouraged to sign the guest book and share memories by clicking the appropriate tab to the left.  

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  1. I remember meeting Lucille in California more than once and being impressed with how friendly she was, and how much she enjoyed meeting people. She was so lucky to have such a lovely family and loyal children who she did a great job raising. RIP.

  2. Lucille Weaver was always involved as a "band mother" for both her son Jim and her daughter Susan. I remember her as a mother who was dedicated in what her children did in school, but especially with their musical activities. When she was employed by J.C. Penny at the old building on the corner of Girard and Broadway, she was always ready to accommodate students in the Flood and Sinclair bands with their white trousers for marching. Lucille was a wonderful lady and friend. She will be missed!

  3. Lucille was my second cousin. My mother was a month older than Lucille. When they were children they spent a lot of time together. They shared wonderful grandparents, George & Margaret Bentley, who helped mold the two girls into loving, Christian women. For many years Bentley descendants met annually at Lucille's home for a reunion. I loved having the opportunity to be with my extended family. In recent years, I have enjoyed visits with Lucille. She shared stories with me about my great grandparents & times that she & my mother spent together. I will miss her warm smile & sense of humor and the connection to my heritage. To Jim and Susie, I am very sorry for your loss. Both of your parents were wonderful people who loved you very much. May the many precious memories comfort you.

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