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William Anthony Weathers, M.D.
September 8, 1926 ~ December 26, 2012
Dr. William Anthony Weather, a man with a healing touch, suddenly but peacefully passed away December 26, 2012, from a stroke. He was born in his family's home in Grandbury, TX, and as a youth was an avid reader and adventurer. He became fascinated with ham radio communication and earned his ham radio license (W6NTD) and later his radiotelephone operator license. He was also a movie projectionist and then when TV developed, he became a pioneer in the first TV station west of the Mississippi in Fort Worth (WBAP). Later, he helped start the first UHF station in the America, in Kansas City.
He graduated from Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX, and continued with schooling graduating with a medical degree (D.O.) in 1954 from Kansas City University of Medicine. He also earned his M.D. in 1962 from UCI. He practiced medicine for over 50 years, first as a GP in the wonderful towns of Malin, OR (delivering babies, setting bones, performing minor surgeries, providing lab and x-ray studies, making home calls to the sick and dying) and then to Redlands, CA. He had a three year residency in Psychiatry & Neurology and also Hosiptial Administration. His practice in psychiatry included the emerging orthomoecular movement (alternative medicine). He was passionate about treating the whole person. He truly loved his patients and they loved him. He also worked in the public sector, advancing to being the Deputy Superintendent and Medical Director of Shasta County Mental Health Department.
He volunteered and proudly served in the US Army during
, working as a medic out of the New Orleans and the Pasadena Burn Hospital.
He was a licensed piolit for 40 years and loved flying. His other interests included sailing and raising Scotch Highlander cattle.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Pamela Weathers; son Phillip Weathers of Fresno; son David Weathers of Medford; daughter Karen Weathers of Redding; son Alan Weathers of Okaland; son Robert Weathers of Bell Canyon; daughter Nancy Weathers of Carlsbad; and three grandchildren.
He was a loving and devoted husband and father, and owed his strength and blessings to God Almighty.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on Dec. 30, 2012
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