Bruce Weir, 96, and Barbara Krall Weir, 99

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Bruce Weir, 96, passed away July 17, 2012.

He was born Jan. 24, 1916, in Bowman, N.D., to Richard and Mary (Higgins) Weir.

Bruce served as an aviation engineer in the Army in World War II. He graduated from college in 1946 in Aberdeen, S.D. He was survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara Krall Weir.

Barbara, 99, passed away Aug. 6, 2012.

She was born Nov. 26, 1912, in Dover, Mont., to Joseph and Mary (Kolar) Krall.

Barbara graduated from Fergus County High School in Lewistown, and in 1938 graduated from Montana State University (now UM) in Missoula.

Bruce and Barbara were married Aug. 12, 1947, in Columbia Falls. They were teachers at the time and built their first home, a cabin, in Hungry Horse.

After several years of teaching in Montana and Idaho, they moved to Redmond, Wash., where Bruce pursued a career as a highway engineer and Barbara was a social worker in the Seattle area. They joined the Peace Corps, serving in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa.

They built their energy efficient home in Parkdale, Ore., where they resided the past 40 years.

They are survived by Barbara's sister, Louise Coan, of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Loretta KraIl, of Reno, Nev.; and many nieces and nephews.

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