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 Helen Ann <I>Weaver</I> Adair

Helen Ann Weaver Adair

Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA
Death 11 May 2012 (aged 79)
Texas, USA
Burial Hamilton, Hamilton County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 90561020 · View Source
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On the evening of May 11, surrounded by loved ones, we held our precious Mother in our arms as she passed from this life into the Kingdom of her Lord and Saviour.

Helen Ann Weaver was born November 6, 1932 in Abilene, Texas to A. Clyde and Margaret Helen Newman Weaver. She grew up in Dallas, Texas and graduated from SMU. While attending SMU she met Frank Weaver Rose, Jr. They Married in 1953. From this union, two daughters were born. Ann taught in the Dallas public school system while Frank finished law school. After his graduation they moved to San Angelo, Texas. While living in San Angelo, Ann was active in the Jr. League as well as well as working with children with disabilities through MHMR. She was involved in politics at many levels and made good friends while living there. She was the Mom that all her daughters' friends envied.

In 1969, Ann left San Angelo and moved back to Dallas with "her girls" in tow. She returned to SMU where she earned her Master's Degree in Deaf Education. Upon graduating, she accepted a position with the New Mexico School for the Deaf in Albuquerque and began a long and rewarding career that would take her all over the states of New Mexico and Texas. It was another adventure she and her girls would have together, living in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Ann was instrumental in establishing deaf education programs in many towns and cities. In particular, The Little Red School House in Rockdale, Texas was a program that was near and dear to her heart. She applied for, and was granted funds by the RISD and the Texas Education Agency to refurbish the building that would serve as the center of the deaf education program there. She taught all ages, some as young as one and a half years old. Ann loved all her "babes", teaching not only her students, but many times their parents as well so they would be able to communicate with each other.

After a long career in the field of deaf education, Ann moved to Comanche county to be closer to her parents. Upon the death of her Father, she assumed the responsibilities of his beloved Tres Mesas Ranch. She raised cattle and worked pecans as she began another exciting chapter in her life. There was no place on earth she had rather been. She was blessed to live there until the time of her death.

Ann was an avid researcher of genealogy. She spent countless hours pouring over documents, letters, census and courthouse records in search of "Those Who Came Before Us". She traveled to Clay County, Kentucky to discover her "roots". This led to her being granted the commission of Colonel on the staff of the Governor of Kentucky in the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. She co-authored a book on the Weaver family that was published in 2010 and was preparing another compilation on the Burleson family which was her maternal lineage. Ann was also in the process of becoming a member of the DAR.

Ann loved guns and was a crack shot. She loved and nurtured nature with the exception of the rattlesnakes and copperheads that would sometimes show up either at her back door or in her yard. Those, she used for target practice. Ann loved her home on top of her mesa, her beautiful yard, her pets and constant companions Mickey and Patches and her friends…but more than everything else in her world, she loved her family and "her girls". She had such a beautiful soul. We will remember her with every sunrise and miss her with every breath we take. Mother, our hearts are breaking. We will never say "Good-bye", but whisper instead, "Good night".

Ann is survived by her daughter Lee Eleanor Moore and her loving son-in-law Dr. Patrick L. Moore; her daughter, Melinda Anne Rose; her sister, Margaret Adrienne Backhaus; her granddaughter Brooke Badger and fiancé Mr. Jason Mulkey; grandson Matthew Weaver Pummill; nephews William Clyde Backhaus and Steven Joseph Backhaus and wife Kelly; cousin Mary Renfro; and Cousin Shirley Meinzer and her husband Ron. Ann is also survived by a loving extended family. Mrs. Betty Ruble, her "soul" sister and her husband Bob, Sabra, Kip, Jayce and Cort Ewing, Edward, William and Heidi Backhaus, as well as Katy Moore and Ted Moore. In addition, Ann had a special "earth angel", Esther Ruedas Martinez for whom she had great affection.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, A. Clyde and Helen Newman Weaver, Aunts Blythe Weaver Schulze and Blanche Newman Pitz, Uncle Tom Newman, grandparents William Penn and May Weaver, William A. and Margaret Newman, and a husband Glen Adair.

Graveside service will be held at Gentry's Mill Cemetery Saturday, May 26th at 11:30 in the morning.

Mother lived in and loved jeans, so if you have 'em, wear 'em.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Ann Weaver Adair (6 Nov 1932–11 May 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90561020, citing Gentrys Mill Cemetery, Hamilton, Hamilton County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Dee Winter (contributor 47046829) .