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Samuel Weller

Samuel Alfred Weller

Monday, August 28th, 1933 - Sunday, October 11th, 2020
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SAMUEL ALFRED WELLER Jr. (SAM)
August 28, 1933 - October 11, 2020

Samuel A. Weller, 87, of Greeley passed away Sunday October 11, 2020 at UCHealth Hospital after complications from a heart attack.

Sam was born on August 28, 1933 in Evans Colorado, the son of Samuel A. Weller and Sadie
Rae Pforr. Sam grew up in Colorado, Washington, and graduated from Billings High School in Billings, Montana. After high school, Sam proudly served in the Navy. After the Navy he studied at Eastern Montana College of Education, University of Colorado and the University of Denver.

In 1963, he began working for the Bureau of Land Management in Littleton, Colorado. He worked for Falcon Research and Development in Denver for several years before starting a long career working for the City of Aurora in their engineering department. Sam took early retirement from the city but immediately began working for the Department of Army at
Fitzsimons Medical Center Public Works Department in Aurora, Colorado where he worked until Fitzsimons closed in 1996.

December 11th 1965 he met Jan Cumbie at a singles pot-luck social at Calvary Baptist Church in Denver, the same Church where they were married June 14th of 1966. Sam and Jan have two children: a daughter Katherine (Kay) Elizabeth from Ault, Colorado and a son John Crandon from Austin, Texas. Sam and Jan lived in Aurora, Colorado for 34 years before building their home in Greeley in 200l. Sam was Past Master of his Masonic Lodge in Aurora, member of Denver Scottish Rite Freemasonry and El Jebel Shriners. He enjoyed woodworking, but his true passion was theater production where he directed church plays and musicals and sang in the church choir.

Sam is survived by his loving wife Jan Marie Weller of 54 years, daughter Kay (Scott) Dill, son John (Natalie) Weller and four grandchildren: Tanner Lee Dill, Haley (Bryce) Moler, Bethany Weller, and Lauren Weller.

He is preceded in death by his parents, five half-sisters and five half-brothers.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date due to COVID-19.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the El Jebel Shriners, Denver Colorado in care of Adamson 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado 80634. Friends may leave condolences at AdamsonCares.com.
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John Bliss

Posted at 10:25pm
Sam Weller was my friend. Many Friday mornings I sat next to him at The Egg and I (now the Epic Egg) as he ate biscuits and gravy with the Romeos (Retired Old Men Eating Out) from First Congregational Church. We had a connection that we often spoken of: we had both lived in Billings, Montana. I moved there in the mid-60's to attend Rocky Mountain College. After graduating in 1976,, I taught American History and Government at Senior High and West High there in Billings until I left to attend seminary in 1985. We talked about Billings some, and then found a lot of other things to share. We became friends, and I always looked forward to seeing him at the breakfast gatherings. At some point, he stopped coming on Fridays. I asked if anyone knew anything about him, but only heard that he might be tending to his wife who was not well. Then the pandemic came upon us and the group didn't meet for four or five months. I could have made a phone call or checked on him in some other way, but I did not. I really regret that, I really liked Sam and he brought joy to my life. I have missed him for some time and will continue to do so. He was truly one of the good guys.
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Carolie Allgood

Posted at 11:11am
The minute Sam came into our family, he was like breath of calm air. He had a deep, quiet spirit.

To see he and Jan together through their years of marriage was beautiful to watch. Sam had a keen sense of humor and it never more evident than the thrill on his face when Jerry gave him his mullet hat. He wore it with pride and a smile. I was afraid he was going to wear it at John's wedding!

He will be truly missed by us all and we send love to Jan, Kay, John and families. He was a great husband, father and grandfather. We will miss him.
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