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buzz weiland 1 rsbuzz weiland 2 rsRaymond "Buzz" Weiland, age 87, passed away at his home in Silver City, NM surrounded by his family on Monday, December 4, 2017.

He was born on February 7, 1930 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin to Leslie and Theresa Weiland.

Buzz attended school in Bisbee, AZ.

He joined the Navy in 1947 with his buddies and served 5 years, including deployment in the Korean conflict.

On July 3, 1954, he married the love of his life, Doris Rising. Together, they had three children; Cammie (David) Bacho of Silver City, Luke Weiland of Silver City, and Lisa (Ray) Foster of Kaunakakai,HI/ Tucson, AZ. He is also survived by 7 grand children and 11 great grandchildren.

Buzz and Doris traveled far and wide together and he greatly enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Buzz worked at Phelps Dodge Corporation for 30 years in the Bisbee and Morenci, Arizona mines, retiring in 1982.

He led a full life, recognized for his humor and projects, and was often referred to as our beloved "McGyver".

Celebration of life will be held Thursday December 7, 2017 beginning at 2:00 p.m. - ? 2225 Ponderosa Street in Silver City.

Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, "Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends," 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM. Phone 575-388-1911.

Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net

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