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Frances Jean Weaver

Frances Jean Weaver

Frances Jean Weaver, 85, passed away in St Luke’s hospital Boise on December 4 th .

Fran leaves behind her 4 children, Elizabeth Kristine, James William, Joseph David and Wendy Anne, 5 grand-children, Trista, Morgan, Zachary, Reece and Amanda, and 5 great-grand-children.

Fran was born at St Luke’s Hospital in Boise on November 11 th 1930, the only daughter of David Gekeler Tate and his wife Signe. Fran also had 3 brothers, William, Carl and Charles.
The Tate’s were a prominent Boise family, owning the 340 acre Triangle Dairies in the southeast of the city. The Lakewood sub-
division is on part of this land.
David G Tate also went on to be a successful Idaho State Senator.

Fran obtained her High School Diploma from Boise High in 1948, then went to Boise Junior College (now BSU) where she achieved an Associate Degree in Arts in 1950.
She then studied at Idaho State College (now University) in Pocatello and graduated in 1953 with a Bachelors Degree in Arts, majoring in Home Economics.

While she was at college, Fran took the opportunity to take a European tour with a group of other students, so she visited most of the main European cities and sites of interest. This really was a big trip in those days.

Fran worked in the family dairy business, where she met a local Boise man named William David Weaver. They married on July 3 rd 1958, having a short honeymoon at Stanley Basin and Bear Valley.
They initially lived at the Dairy but moved to Leadville Avenue in 1966 with their young family. This was the family home for the rest of their lives.

Fran was a housewife and mother to their 4 children, but also continued to work at the Dairy.
Unfortunately her husband William, or ‘Bud’ as he was affectionately known by family and friends,  passed away in 1989 after struggling with a heart condition for some time.

One of her main passions was gardening, especially roses, and she very much enjoyed spending time looking after her flowers. She also loved reading and often had a book in her hands.

She loved a house full of people, and was caring and supportive to all of her children’s friends, who she welcomed into her home with a smile, and a friendly ear. She very much enjoyed spending time with young people, sharing stories and having fun, especially with all of her grand-children who she loved very much.
In later years after her children had grown up, she filled the gap by working as a lunch-lady, mainly at East Junior High. She really loved this job as she enjoyed interacting with all of the children.

Fran touched the lives and was loved by so many people.
She will be sorely missed by her family and friends and everyone that knew her.

There will be a memorial service at 2pm on Monday 14 th December at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, 5400 W Fairview Avenue, followed by a graveside service for family only.

There will also be a small reception, the venue to be announced at the service.
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