A Colorado Springs Newspaper
Born July 9, 1916, in Washington, D.C., to
Richard and Emma Jane (Honey) Weightman. He was a long-term resident of Colorado Springs.
early July, 2001
RICHARD HONEY WEIGHTMAN
He was a graduate of
the Virginia Military Institute, followed by 20 years of active duty in he Army
and 8 years of Reserves, retiring from the Army as Lieutenant Colonel, August,
1966. He was a veteran of World War II and Korean, serving in military
bases in Lawton, OK; Fayetteville, N.C., Hilo, HI., and in Ft. Carson. He
retired here in 1966. He co-founded and later independently owned the Mill
Outlet Fabric Shop in the Springs from 1965 until he sold the successful
business in 1994.
He was keenly
interested in so many things but particularly genealogy. He enjoyed
researching his wife-s family as well as his own and nurtured so many others
budding interest in family history. He was a man of strong convictions, a
tremendous work ethic and a wonderful dry sense of humor. His family and
friends will miss him greatly.
include his wife of 19 years, Joyce Weightman of Colorado Springs, CO.,
his sister Jane Van Winckel of Dallas, TX., and his four grown children;
three daughters, Cherie Willis of Studio City, CA., Diane Phillips of
N. Wilkesboro, NC., Nannette Nielsen of Lummi Island, WA., and his son Larry
Weightman of Gilbert, AZ. His family includes nine grandchildren
(Vickie, Kurt, Elizabeth, Joel, Alan, Jason, Stephen, Larry Jr., and Nikki) and
and others of his kind, will be missed by a world fast losing his qualities of
ruggedness, industry, integrity and a great faith that right and honorable
living can quiet a troubled world.
He was one hour
short of his 85th birthday. he succumbed to cancer, dying at home with
family members at his bedside. He requested that there not be a memorial
"There was a door to
which I found no key; there was the veil through which I might not see; some
little talk awhile of me and thee. There was - - and then no more of
thee and me." Rubiyat of Omer Khyyam.
The family would
like to particularly thank Pikes Peak Hospice for their care, and memorial
contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak, Suite 600,
Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming