A  Colorado  Springs  Newspaper
early July, 2001
          Born July 9, 1916, in Washington, D.C., to Richard and Emma Jane (Honey) Weightman. He was a long-term resident of Colorado Springs.
          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.
          Suvivors[sic] 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 four great-grandchildren.
          Richard Weightman, 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 service.
          "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

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