On Jan. 11, William D. Weaver, MD., left this world near his home in Almont, where he lived, loved, and played. He was known by most as Bill, others by Wild Bill or just “Doc.”

He was a tender-hearted warrior, a friend to behold but an enemy to be feared. He loved the journey, adventures and lived life to the fullest. If someone was being attacked unjustly he would put himself in harm’s way with his sword of justice drawn to protect them with no regard for his own personal safety. A true warrior to the end.

Bill was born to William and Helen (Urquhart) Weaver on Dec. 30, 1952 in Fairview Park, Ohio where he lived and attended school.

He became an Eagle Scout which fueled his love of nature and backpacking. He enjoyed taking his friends on these backpacking trips showing them the areas he loved.

After graduation from high school he attended Ohio State University where he earned his Doctor of Medicine. He then completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Dr. Weaver became board certified in general surgery and practiced medicine in the Denver area until 1993 when he moved to Walla Walla, Wash., where he was Chief of General Surgery at the Walla Walla Clinic. During this time Dr. Weaver also practiced General Surgery at St. Mary Medical Center.

Dr. Weaver retired in 1998 due to a physical disability which then started his greatest adventure—Alaska. Bill would divide his time between his homes in Almont, Colo., Coffman Cove, Alaska and Baranof Hot Springs, Alaska. He would make time during these travels to visit his many friends that were along the way.

Bill is survived by his sister, Janice (Robert) Fecser and a trail of many friends and colleagues from his work and adventures. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Vicki.

There will be a Celebration of Life at his home in Almont on June 8, 2019 at 1 p.m. His ashes will then be scattered as requested in Clarence Straight, Alaska at a later date. If you would like to make a donation in Bill’s memory, please donate to a Malamute Rescue of your choice.