One of a kind, William Beck Weeks, 87, passed away peacefully on August 20, 1998 peacefully at the Uintah Care Center in Vernal, Utah.
He was born June 2, 1911 in Vernal, Utah, the son of Alvin Azro Weeks and Martha Ann Beck Weeks. Bill married Mary Donna Erickson in the Salt Lake Temple on June 11, 1932, later divorced. He married Pearl Pauline Bradbury September 19, 1949. She preceded him in death on December 4, 1983. He is also preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and by his daughter, Barbara Faye who died on March 5, 1934.He worked hard all his life, shearing sheep, carpentering and working in the cafe and bar. He loved trading and making a deal. He left us a legacy of hard work, a positive attitude and a sense of humor, even to the end.
Bill is survived by his children, Coy D'on (Ben) Phillips, Thousand Oaks, California; E. Nordell (Carol) Weeks, Bountiful, Utah and Susan (Dennis) Horton, Sandy, Utah. He is survived by his brother Don B. Weeks and sister Florence Sowards. He is also survived by his own grandchildren, Lori McMillin, Darryl (Debbie) McMillin, Linda (Rick) McCutcheon, Eric Nordell (Trisha) Weeks, Ryan Howard (Maren) Weeks, Amy (Vance) Huntley, Tara (Erik) Berge, Laurie Weeks, Sean (Teresa) Burbidge and stepchildren and their children. He is also survived by his seven great-grandchildren who brought joy and tears to his eyes.
Special thanks to Terry and staff of the Uintah Care Center and to Nida Gideons who spent countless hours at his side.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 1 p.m at the Thompson Funeral Home in Vernal, Utah. Friends may call Friday evening at 7 p.m. and one hour prior to services Saturday at the mortuary. Interment will be at the Vernal City Cemetery.
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