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Obituary: WEAVER, ROSS

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 16 2014 10:51 a.m. MDT

Ross Weaver 1922 ~ 2011

Dr. Ross Maughan Weaver (89) passed away peacefully at home May 30, 2011 surrounded by family. He was born in Preston, ID, to Sylvan G. and Edna Harriet Maughan Weaver on April 4th, 1922. Ross was the last of five children, Weston, Grant, Harriett and June. Ross served in World War II in Africa and Europe and was among the first to liberate Dachau. He also served in the Korean War. Ross and Marva were married in the Salt Lake Temple August 25th 1947 (63 years). Before Marva's passing (10 months ago) he was her caregiver, tirelessly serving her with great love. Ross will be missed for his keen sense of humor, vast library of puns, poems and songs he had learned since the age of 3. He was a gifted writer and poet. Family favorites were the rhyming clues he wrote for his traditional Christmas and Easter treasure hunts and poetry for all occasions. He was Director of Audiology at the Iowa School for the Deaf, from 1952-59, and at the Utah State Training School in American Fork from 1963-92. He taught Audiology at BYU from 1959-78. He also helped started the first deaf workshops at BYU as well as co-authoring a book on Sign Language. Ross spent a lifetime singing and teaching his family harmony. Ross was also an avid Barbershop singer until his death, singing with the Skyline Chorus and in quartets for over 40 years. Ross loved and served the LDS church all of his life His latest 15 years working in the Provo Temple Baptistery were his very favorite. Ross is survived by his children, Gary (Colleen), Salem, UT, Janine (Duane) Chase, Orem, UT, Julie (Lee) Matheson, Lake Charles, LA, Madeline Muir (Kelly McDermott), Bolinas, CA, and their favorite 'child', Polly the Parrot, 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Ross was preceded in death by his wife, Marva and their son Wayne Muir Weaver. The family wishes to give their deepest love and appreciation to Oak Hills 2nd Ward, the Skyline Chorus (esp. Bart Buell), and all other friends and support systems that took such good care of him. Services will be held on Saturday, June 4th 2:00 pm at the Oak Hills Stake Center 865 E Temple Drive, Provo Utah. Viewings are Friday night 6-8:00 p.m. at the same location and Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Flowers may be delivered to the chapel one hour prior to viewing. Interment is Monday 12 noon June 6th at the Whitney Idaho Cemetery. Online condolences may be given at www.Premierfuneral.com