Craig Weaver 1927-2000


Craig McKee Weaver of Hayden died Oct. 15, 2000, at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Brush. He was 73.

Craig was born April 24, 1927, in Orange, N.J., to James S. and Margaret (Craig) Weaver. He married Shirley Evanger June 7, 1952. He later divorced and married Mona Starbuck on Feb. 17, 1963.

Craig was a World War II veteran who served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater on the USS Valve ARS-28. He later attended the Colorado School of Mines and fell in love with the West, which became his home.

He worked as an investor, consultant and rancher.

Craig lived in Routt County for 34 years. He was a member of the Hayden School Board for 15 years and was one of the first EMTs for Hayden. He also was a volunteer ambulance driver and attendant in Hayden. He was a member of the West Routt Housing Board, the Routt County Sheriff's Posse and the Colorado Air Pollution Control Commission.

Craig was a master Mason, a Shriner and an avid Denver Broncos fan. He enjoyed fishing and travel.

He is survived by his wife, Mona; two sons, Craig Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz. and Matthew of Park City, Utah; two daughters, Rebecca of Hayden and Margaret of Boston; a grandson, Riley of Park City, Utah; a brother, James of Baltimore, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two infant daughters, Linwood and Elizabeth; and two sisters, Eleanor and Staunton.

A memorial service was held Oct. 20 at the Hayden Congregational Church with the Rev. Chuck Holmgren officiating.


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