Loretta G (Milner) Weir

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Birth Date: September 22, 1917
Death Date: May 14, 2017
Age at Death: 99
Sex: female

Marriages

Allen Weir - May 11, 1940

Burial Details

Cemetery Name: Orchard Mesa Cemetery
Mortuary Name: Brown's Funeral Service

Obituaries

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 7B Death Notice - May 17, 2017
Loretta G. Weir, 99, Grand Junction, died May 14, 2017, at her
home.
Services will take place at a later date.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one daughter, Aggie Weir of Grand Junction;
and one sister, Bernadetta Blaney of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Memorial contributions to HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand
Junction 81506; or to CLAWS, 2214 Sanford Drive, Grand Junction
81505.
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 3D Obituary - May 28, 2017
Loretta G. Weir
September 22, 1917 - May 14, 2017
Loretta G. Weir, 99, passed
away at home on May 14,
2017, following a lengthy
illness.
She was born to Arthur and
Sadie Milner on September
22, 1917, in Brooklyn, NY..
Following the death of her
mother, she was raised by
Electra and Meddie St.
Germain in Brooklyn. After
leaving school at age 16, she was trained to care for babies,
chronically ill, abused and neglected children.
On May 11, 1940, Loretta married Allan Weir. They lived in
Rockaway Beach, NY until Allan retired from the U.S. Coast
Guard in 1955. It was there that their daughter, Aggie, was born.
With Allan’s retirement and subsequent employment with the
FAA came the move to Grand Junction, CO. A homemaker
throughout her marriage, it was in Grand Junction that Loretta
learned to drive, play bridge, bowl and play golf. A cheerful,
outgoing person, she also became a very active volunteer being
the first person to deliver for Meals on Wheels in Grand
Junction. She received the Service to Mankind Award from the
Sertoma Club of Grand Junction in 1969 and the Grand Junction
Area Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen Award in
1975 for her volunteer work with the State Home (now known
as the Regional Center), St. Mary’s and VA Hospitals, and St.
Joseph’s and Immaculate Heart of Mary Schools.
Diagnosed with Macular Degeneration in about 1980, she was
forced to give up her volunteer duties and became an avid
listener of talking books.
She was preceded in death by both sets of parents; her
husband, Allan Weir; two brothers and one sister. Loretta is
survived by her daughter, Aggie Weir, of Grand Junction; her
sister, Bernadetta Blaney, of St. Petersburg, FL and several
nieces, nephews and their families.
Cremation has taken place and services will be held on
Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Brown’s Funeral Services at 904 N.
7th St. with visitation at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of
Life at 11:30 a.m. Burial for Loretta and Allan will be in the
Calvary section of Orchard Mesa Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in
Loretta’s name to HopeWest Hospice at 3090B N 12th St.,
Grand Junction, CO 81506 or CLAWS 2214 Sanford Dr., #A5,
Grand Junction, CO 81505.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown’s Cremation and
Funeral Services.

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