Coe Jane Weight, 94, passed away at her home in Springville on Monday, Sept 18th, 2023. Leaving behind several dozen lawn ornaments, 50 pounds of bird seed and a long list of suggestions for the coach of the Utah Jazz.
Coe Jane was born in Spanish Fork to Herbert and Janie Maria Williams on March 1st… or maybe the 2nd of 1929. She was told that her birthday was March 2nd only to discover 50 years later, after ordering a copy of her birth certificate, that her birthday was March 1st. But somehow two days of celebration seems appropriate for such a colorful character like Coe Jane.
She graduated from Spanish Fork High school. While attending high school she went on a blind date with her older sister’s boyfriend’s cousin, Vaun Weight. He had agreed to the blind date despite her being “from Spanish Fork, a red head and Gertrude’s younger sister”. All offenses which he ignored and decided to marry her on May 28, 1947, in the Manti Temple.
Coe Jane was a world-renowned sports fan. Her love of sports, any sport, (even following the national cornhole circuit near the end) showed in her support of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Wearing team colors and yelling at the coach for not playing them more. She eventually converted to be a true Red Devil Fan, attending football games into her 90’s. She spent many dedicated nights and weekends following all her college and professional teams.
She was an active member of the LDS church, serving in many callings and had a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She had many jobs over the years; scooping ice cream was her first job, cashier at several grocery stores, and at Signetics as a circuit technician. But it was after she retired from Signetics that she found her true calling: professional grandma at TLC daycare where she worked for 22 years. She had always been a wizard with babies and small children. She could coax even the crankiest baby to sleep in minutes.
Coe Jane was a master cook, following her Dutch heritage and raising her family on red cabbage and puffica’s. But as many of her recipes include instructions like “burn it just a little” or “take them out when they look right”, we might not be able to get them just like she made them.
Coe Jane was a feisty lady who didn’t hold anything back. She said exactly what she thought. We assume Vaun is getting an earful as we speak, having beaten her to heaven by 36 years. She could make you laugh with just a few words. She was one of the most giving people you’d ever meet and will be sorely missed.
Coe Jane is survived by her older siblings Herbert Williams and Gertrude Weight, her children Connie (Jerry), Doris (Harold), Steve (Teri), Vickie, and Jeff,(Susan), 16 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren (with 2 more due in November). Preceded in death by her Parents Herbert and Janie Williams, Husband Vaun Weight, son-in-law Pat Hayden, and a great grandchild Jack Hayden.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 25, 2023, at 11:00 am at the Hobble Creek LDS Stake Center, 555 South Averett Avenue (600 East), Springville, with a viewing that morning from 9:30 am - 10:30 am prior to the services.
In lieu of flowers please donate to: Animal Rescue Team Utah, rsqutah.org
Coe Jane loved animals.
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