Margie James Weaver
1927 - 2011
Margie James Weaver passed away Sunday, June 10 in a Payson nursing home after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Margie was born June 18, 1927 in Gallup, N.M., the oldest daughter of Harriet Ann Whipple and Orrin James.
As a small child, she knew the loss of four of her younger siblings who died in various stages of infancy. Margie never forgot those siblings.
When she was 4 years old, her younger sister Bobby LaRee James was born. Margie and Bobby were joined a few years later by an adopted sister, Wanda James. This completed the family that Margie cherished through her growing years and throughout her adult life.
During her life, Margie enjoyed many careers, serving as a cook, a custodian, a clerk at JC Penney, a traveling saleswoman, and as a video store owner. Before her retirement, she enjoyed success as a Realtor at MVP Realty in Strawberry.
During her working years, she also had five children, and is survived by four of those children, Bobbie Burke of Greeley, Colo., Gerry Ridley of South Dakota, Kathy Thompson of Star Valley and Judy West of Avondale.
She is also survived by 17 granddaughters;12 grandsons; and 62 great-grandchildren; as well as several great-great-grandchildren and her youngest sister, Wanda Finnell of California.
She was preceded in death by her son, Orrin LeRoy Knight; as well as by her husband, Thomas Funk Weaver; and her sister, Bobbie LaRee Cochenour.
Margie lived in the Payson area for several years and enjoyed a warm friendship with the members of her church family and many great neighbors at the Canal Senior Apartments as well as past working associates from Strawberry. She loved to tease and was well known for her spicy wit. The more Margie liked people, the more she liked to tease them.
Margie had a firm faith in Jesus Christ, and was excited to move past this world into a bright new horizon.
A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m., Friday, July 15 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 913 S. Ponderosa St. in Payson, and is open to the public.