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Obituary: David Edward Weldon

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David Edward Weldon

24 Nov 1933 – 08 Feb 2024

David Weldon, a native son of Yreka, lost his life due to a tragic boating accident off the Crescent City California coast on February 8, 2024. He was 90 years old.

Dave was born on November 24, 1933 to George and Dorie Weldon, also long-time residents of Yreka and owners of Weldon’s Tire Service. After graduating from Yreka High School, Dave entered the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and served four years. After his discharge, he enrolled into Shasta College in Redding where he continued playing the game of football, which he was well known for on the high school circuit as a formidable quarterback. He met and married the mother of his three children, JoAnn Turner, who preceded him in death in July, 2001. Dave took over ownership of Weldon’s Tire Service from his father, and operated it until he retired. He moved to Crescent City in the late 1990s and continued his love of fishing and crabbing. It was there that he met and established a twenty-plus year relationship with Mary Lee Sevier until her death on September 28, 2018.

Dave is survived by his children: Michael and Dawn Weldon of Chico, Jon Weldon of Yreka, and Joseph and Heather Weldon of Montague; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held in Evergreen Cemetery in Yreka on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 11:00 AM. A reception will follow at the home of Joe and Heather Weldon, located at 1720 Little Shasta Ball Mountain Road in Montague.

Graveside Service

Thursday, February 29, 2024


Evergreen Cemetery 853 Evergreen Lane Yreka, CA 96097

Final Resting Place

Evergreen Cemetery 853 Evergreen Lane Yreka, CA 96097

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