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Helen E. Weir

August 24, 1913 — September 29, 2013

Elizabeth "Liz" Weir, 100 years old, died Sept. 29, 2013, at Ocean Beach Hospital. She was born Aug. 24, 1913, in Pueblo, Colo. She had lived by herself until recently when she had moved in with her grandson. Liz worked her way up to become the first woman to hold the position of assistant superintendent of Southern Colorado Power before retiring in 1975. She moved to Vancouver in 1977, where she was one of the original organizers of the Esther Short Neighborhood Association and served as the vice president for eight years. This August, family and friends gathered to help her celebrate her life on her 100th birthday. Survivors include her children, John R. Weir of Surfside, Janie Collins of Terrell, Texas and James Weir of Ocean Park; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren as well as other members of her extended family. Her husband, John B. Weir Jr., one daughter, Margaret Ann Weir and a sister, Mary Jane Lahiere, preceded her in death. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4 at the Ocean Park United Methodist Church, where she was a member.

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