Walker Ten Eyck Weed II, of Etna, N.H., died on April 26, 2014 in Bozeman at the age of 95. He married Hazel Gaines Schofield of Macon, Ga., in 1942.
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In 1948, he moved his family to Gilford, N.H., and began a woodworking career as a designer and builder of fine furniture. In 1960, he took his family on a Norwegian freighter ship across the Atlantic to live outside of Oslo, Norway for a year where he studied furniture design and traveled throughout Europe. In 1964, he was selected as Director of the Crafts Program in the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College. He mentored many students in the art of working with wood until his retirement in 1981.
During his long woodworking career, Walker served on the board of The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, was one of the founders and a trustee of the American Crafts Council and was selected a Fellow in the latter organization in 1992. In 2008, he received the Award of Distinction of The Furniture Society and in 2010 The Lifetime Achievement Award of The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.
His work is included in the collections of The Currier Museum of Arts in Manchester, N.H., The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Mass., and in the permanent collection of The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen in Concord, N.H.
Direct survivors include his daughter, Joan Montagne (Cliff) of Bozeman; son, Teyck Weed (Barbara) of Belgrade, Mont.
Per Walker's request, there will be no memorial service. Memorials in Walker Weed's name can be made to The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen online at www.nhcrafts.org/supporttheleague.php#memorial or to the League, 49 South Main St., Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Apr. 29, 2014