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Anthony August Weigand

Anthony August “Levi Cooper” Weigand

Anthony August Weigand was born Sept. 16, 1920 in Rector, Ark. to Anthony and Anna Weigand. His dad died when he was a baby.
He moved to Arizona with his mom and stepfather when he was 5 years old. His mother died shortly thereafter and his stepfather, Levi Cooper, then raised him. They moved to Payson when he was 10 years old.
Soon after graduating from Payson High School, he went to work for a shipyard in California and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Navy.
He moved back to Payson after the end of World War II and married June Haught on June 14, 1947. They spent most of their married life in Payson leaving only for employment purposes.
Mr. Weigand spent his early years traveling and working locally as a carpenter. He later served as a deputy sheriff for Gila County in Payson and then retired from the State of Arizona Highway Maintenance Department.
His wife June Haught Weigand survives him, as do his daughters, Terrea Lea Brownlee and Antonette Gay, his sons-in-law, Bill Brownlee and Larry Gay; his grandchildren, Levi Brownlee and Casey Gay Baker, their spouses Ashli Herrera Brownlee and Jerry Baker; and his great-grandchildren, Raelynne Brownlee, Jace Brownlee, Rian Brownlee and Lance Baker.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, March 25 at Payson Pioneer Cemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to your favorite local Payson charity.