Kenneth E. Weight Jr.1925 ~ 2011Kenneth Edward Weight Jr., 86, native of Provo and long time resident of Springville, died Saturday, November 26, 2011 in Salt Lake City of causes incident to age. He was known as father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, friend and to hundred of students over the years, as Mr. Weight. He was born April 6, 1925 to Kenneth Weight Sr. and Tryphena Brimhall Weight. Raised in Provo, attended school in the Provo School District and graduated from Provo High School in 1943. When he graduated, Kenneth entered the US Army where he served in the 5th Field Artillery Training Detachment. Following his discharge, with the rank of Staff Sergeant, in 1946, Kenneth served an LDS mission to Argentina from 1946-1949. Kenneth married Margaret Critchlow September 23, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1951 and a Masters Degree in 1958 from Brigham Young University. He majored in education and went on to teach in the Granite School District, BY High School, and Provo High School. In 1967, he became principal of Farrer Jr. High School until he retired in 1983. He served in several committee leadership positions during this time. Following retirement, Kenneth served as president of the Provo Retired Educators and the Utah Retired Educators Associations. Kenneth was a member of the LDS Church and served in several callings throughout the years, including ward clerk, bishopric councilor, bishop of the BYU 64th Ward, high councilor in the East Provo, Springville, and BYU 4th Stakes, high priest group leader, and several years as an ordinance worker in the Provo Temple. He loved to garden, fish, travel and raise pigeons. Most importantly he was dedicated to his family.Kenneth is survived by his children: Cheryl (Steve) Webster, Las Vegas, NV; Chris (Wes) Walker, Taylorsville; and Ryan (Diana) Weight, Buckeye, AZ; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; younger sister, Jeanette Robbins, Ogden; and sister-in-law, Belle Weight, St. George. He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; parents; younger brother, Joseph E. Weight; and great-grandson, Bridger Beck.Funeral services will be held Friday, December 2, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at the Valley Park Ward, 5233 South 3200 West. Viewings will be held Thursday, December 1, 2011, 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road and Friday at the church, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Provo, Utah.
Copyright 2016, Deseret News Publishing Company