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Gary Dee Weaver

Gary Weaver Gary Weaver

(Aug. 12, 1942 - Feb. 21, 2017)

Gary Dee Weaver, 74, of Powell, died at the Spirit Mountain Hospice House in Cody on Feb. 21, 2017.

Gary was born on Aug. 12, 1942, to Claire Myer Weaver and Glenn Weaver near Dunseith, North Dakota. As a young man he helped around the farm. 

Gary graduated from St. John High School. He joined the Army in 1961 and served overseas in France. Gary was honorably discharged in 1964.

He then followed his father to the oil fields in Wyoming. Gary started at the bottom of the industry and worked up to drilling consultant. He worked on many off shore rigs throughout his career. Gary enjoyed ice fishing, fishing, hunting and helping on his best buddy Doc’s ranch.

Gary is survived by his life partner and best friend Cathy Potts, brother Walter (wife Donna) daughter Amy and daughter-in-law Bev. He is also survived by several stepchildren, grandchildren, step-grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins; and by the EO Bischoff family that adopted him as one of their own.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, sister Judy, son Charlie and his best friend and running mate, Doc Gene Bischoff.

A memorial service will be held at the Eagles Lodge in Powell at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, with the spreading of his ashes at a later date.

An online memorial is available at


  • posted by John Colleen Reese

    February 23, 2017 6:22 pm

    I got to Gary last year in Arizona at his brother Walts Birthday. He was a very nice and funny guy. You could tell him and Walt are brothers had the same laugh. So sorry Cathy and Gary's family for your loss he will be missed. John & Colleen Reese

  • posted by Ray Bergh

    February 23, 2017 10:54 am

    We are very saddened by the passing of Gary.... Gary was one of the best workers I ever had ---We were on many jobs together over the years.-- I last talked with him about a month ago.---His spirits were high and he thought he would survive the disease. Peace to the family and his many friends.--Kathy and Ray Bergh

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