Richard Ellsworth Weed was born on October 16, 1935 and passed away on May 25, 2009. He was born in Summit, New Jersey to Gordon and Ruth Weed. Richard graduated from New Mexico State University in 1962 as a civil engineer. He went to work for the U.S. Forest Service, eventually retiring after 25 years of service. He then worked for the Montana highway Department and later the New Mexico Highway Department. Richard was a licensed Professional Engineer and was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Richard also served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Richard married Diane Jordan on October 19, 1958 and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year.
Richard was a resident of Billings, Montana until moving to Roswell, NM in 2003. He was an active member of the Elks Club in Billlings and enjoyed traveling across the country.
Richard’s wife, Diane, survives him at their family home in Roswell. He is also survived by this three sons: Scott J. Weed and his wife, Kathy, of Ridgecrest, CA; Kent R. Weed and his wife, Jane, of Corona, CA; and Troy U. Weed and his wife, Jade, of Corona, CA. He is also survived by his brother, Gordon Weed of Summerfield, Florida. Richard is also survived by his grandchildren: Jordan, Erika, and Jason Weed.