William Wallace “Wally” Weaver | Passages

December 8, 1929 – August 21, 2023

Wally Weaver, 93, of Friday Harbor passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, August 21, 2023 surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born in Tyler, TX; the son of Lawton and Attie (Jones) Weaver. Wally grew up in Tyler with his siblings, a sister and two brothers. He graduated from high school in 1947 and went on to join the Navy in February 1948 and was discharged in February 1952. After his discharge, he joined the Department of Defense as a civilian and went to work in Washington, DC.

It was there that he met the love of his life, Nell McLean in 1952. They married the same year and enjoyed 66 years of married life. Two daughters: Lexie and Debbie were born to them.

In 1957, the Weavers moved to Annapolis, Maryland where they spent their next 28 years.

Wally retired from the National Security Agency in December 1984 after 36 years of federal service and was commended for his dedication to the United States Government. Additionally, he was recognized with grateful appreciation for his distinguished and exceptionally meritorious service for a mission of major significance to the Nation.

While in Maryland, Wally learned to fly and received his private pilot’s license in 1968. He was an active member of the Flying Farmers and the Quiet Birdmen.

Upon retirement, the Weavers moved to Friday Harbor, WA in 1985. He became an active member of the flying community. Additionally, he volunteered for a decade as a firefighter. Wally restored a 1915 Model T that could be seen around town whenever the weather was good. He drove it in the 4th of July parade regularly as well as showing it at the Concours d’Elegance of the San Juans.

Wally is survived by his daughters; Lexie Weaver of Cornelius, Oregon and Debbie Kier (Kenneth) of Dunkirk, Maryland, three grandsons, two great-granddaughters, and two great-grandsons. In accordance with Wally’s request, he will be interred at the Valley Cemetery in a private family ceremony.

A Celebration of Life (Open House) will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024. Location: San Juan Island Yacht Club 273 Front Street, Friday Harbor, WA. Time: 3pm – 6pm. Donations in his memory are suggested to: Model T Ford Club of America / Model T Museum www.mtfca.com/donate.