Leon D. “Pete” Weathers, 72, of Sweet Home passed away Friday. He was born in Salem, Oregon to Leonard and Ruth (Anderson) Weathers.
He attended schools in Sweet Home and Crawfordsville.
Leon and Lonita M. Butenschoen were married on February 1, 1960 in Coeur D’alene, Idaho.
Leon worked at Willamette Industries for 43 years. Near the end of his career, he worked as a glue mixer there.
After his retirement, Leon enjoyed building cars, especially doing engine machine work and restoring older cars. He loved baking, horses, and making puppets for church.
Leon is survived by: his wife, Lonita Weathers of Sweet Home; children, Sandy (and her husband, Jerry) Smith, Shirley (and her husband, Randy) Manning, Steven (and his wife, Charity) Weathers, and Anita Weathers Cobleigh — all of Lebanon; sisters, Ellen (and her husband, Glenn) Fox of British Columbia, Canada, Barbara Tipton of Salem, Susan (and her husband, Dick) Paridee of Independence; numerous nieces and nephews; 15 grandchildren; and 35 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jerry.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 22, 2012 at Church of the Nazarene in Sweet Home. Final burial will take place at Gilliland Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.