1927 - February 19, 2009
George B. Weisbeck Jr. died Feb. 19, 2009, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 81.
A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. today at the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church with Reverend Debra Edwards officiating.
George Bernard Weisbeck was born May 21, 1927, in Denver to George Bernard and E. Beryl (Nicholls) Weisbeck Sr.
He spent his childhood in Hamilton, going to school in Hamilton and Craig. He graduated from high school in 1945.
In the fall of 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served two years in Germany during the Army Occupation and was honorably discharged. He then returned to operate the family ranch in Hamilton and looked after his mother as his father had passed away while he was in boot camp.
George continued this endeavor until he sold out in 1965.
On April 15, 1954, he married Ida Pearl Cowan in Craig. One son was born to this union.
They divorced in 1955.
On November 6, 1965, George married E. Jean (Collom) Owens in Loveland. She survives.
George had been a resident of Cedaredge since 2001. He was a member of the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church and also a member of the Cedaredge Grand Mesa Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9221.
He loved to grow roses, gardening, fishing and telling stories.
He also enjoyed refinishing antiques, driving by the elk ranch and looking at wildlife. Most of all, he enjoyed and loved his family.
Those grateful to have shared in George's life are: his wife, E. Jean Weisbeck, of Cedaredge; sons Duane W. Weisbeck, of Loveland, and David K. (Jody) Owens, of Hamilton; daughter Nancy A. (Crawford) Lipsey, of Granville, Ohio; and brother-in-law Arthur Unfried, of Denver; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters Alice Unfried and Annette Colvin.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.