Published: Feb 03, 2013 12:06 AM
Modified: Feb 03, 2013 12:06 AM
Frances A. Weaver, 84, of Chapel Hill, died January 27, 2013. Born in San Diego, California on July 3, 1928, she was the fourth of five daughters of Vice Admiral and Mrs. William Mack Angas. She attended the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York before graduating from the University of North Carolina in 1949. In 1951 she married Fred H. Weaver, then Dean of Students and later Vice President for Administration of the University. In 1968 she moved to New Delhi, India where Dr. Weaver was a Ford Foundation educational consultant to the Government of India until his death in 1972. After returning to Chapel Hill she earned her Masters degree in Library Science and worked in the University Archives, the Southern Historical Collection, and the North Carolina Collection. On her retirement in 1989 she was awarded the C. Knox Massey Award for Distinguished Service to the University. She was an active member of many civic organizations, including the Junior Service League of Chapel Hill, Friends of the University Library, The Women’s Center, and North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, and she served on the Boards of the North Carolina Symphony, the Chapel Hill Public Library, and Carol Woods Retirement Community. In recognition of her many contributions to the community and the University, she was awarded the UNC General Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Medal in 2001.
She is survived by two of her sisters, Gale Hardaker of Washington, D.C. and Jean Starks of Kingston, New Jersey; her four children, Elizabeth (and her husband Doug Cannon) of Durham; Peggy (and her husband Ed Sheary) of Weaverville; Stewart (and his wife Tatyana Bakhmetyeva) of Rochester, New York; and Robert (and his wife Patricia) of Birmingham, Alabama; and six grandchildren, Eliza, Chellie, Rebecca, Cea, Henry, and Caleb.
Admired by all for her grace, wit, and generous spirit, she was devoted to her sisters, her many Weaver and Angas nieces and nephews, and above all her children and grandchildren.
Fran’s family is grateful to the staff at Carol Woods for their extraordinarily compassionate care and attention over the past few years.
The family will schedule a memorial service in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Fred H. & Frances A. Weaver Southern Historical Collection Fund (www.lib.unc.edu/mss/shc/shcfinsup.html
) or North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (ncgv.nationbuilder.com/donate
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