Holly Weigand, 65, of Lincoln City, Ore., died May 16, 2013, in Lincoln City. Memorial services will be at St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church, in Lincoln City on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Shelter, the Women's Shelter or the charity of the donor's choice.
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Holly was born Dec. 16, 1947, to Harry Dever and Barbara Dever Newman in Atlanta. Holly was baptized at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta and confirmed in the Lutheran faith by the Rev. Kendig Rupley in Omaha, Neb. She graduated from Brownell Hall in Omaha and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Neb. During her career she was employed in dental and medical offices in Nebraska and California. She was a medical transcriptionist prior to retiring to Lincoln City with her husband, Neil.
Holly married Keith Goins, November 1969, in Lincoln, Neb. They had one son, Jason, born in 1971. In October 1983, she married Neil Weigand at Redondo Beach, Calif.
Since moving to Lincoln City, Holly has been an active volunteer at the Good Samaritan Hospital and also served as a board member. She was an officer in the Indian Shores Homeowners Association. She had broad interests in music, politics, animal rights and domestic abuse. She loved her home, her family, her pets and her multitude of friends.
Holly is preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Fletcher Newman; and an infant brother, Joseph Dever. Surviving are her husband, Neil Weigand; son Jason Goins (Laura Langley); her sister, Leslie Dever Speck (Paul); her nephews, Brian and Erick Speck; her niece, Gretchen Speck Jopp (Ivan); great-nephews and nieces, Nicholas, Heather, Erin (Jen), Tyler, Emily and Ethan. She leaves to mourn her passing many cousins and loving friends throughout the country.
Published in The Opinion-Tribune on May 22, 2013