April 13, 1932 - July 27, 2019
Mrs. Belva "Ruth" Quidley Weston transitioned from this life to one eternally with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday morning, July 27th after a long illness. She was one of two girls born to Aaron and Maude Quidley on April 13, 1932 in Beaufort County, NC. Ruth was raised with a very strong family and work ethic growing up in the Pamlico Beach area. She attended high school in Belhaven NC and went on to receive her License as a Practical Nurse from the nursing school at the "Old Tayloe Hospital" in Washington, N.C. Later in life, she completed her training as a Registered nurse at Beaufort Community College, also in Washington. Ruth adored being a nurse and served her community as Nursing Supervisor at Beaufort County Hospital for many years.
She met and married the love of her life, Larry Weston, on June 24, 1952. They were married at the First United Methodist Church where they will now be reunited. After a short time spent back in Larry's hometown of Hazelton, Iowa, they moved back to Washington, NC where they lived the remaining of their 64 years of marriage. There, they dedicated all they had to raising their six children, two boys and four girls. She lost her life-long sweetheart, Larry A. Weston, Sr. on May 14th, 2016 but she continued to enjoy daily visits from her children and their spouses, grandchildren and their spouses, and great grandchildren: there being 40 in all!
Her children claim her to be the "Greatest Mom of All Time". She sacrificed much and worked hard her entire life to provide for the family's needs, yet maintained her zest for fun and laughter. "Family and God" were by far the most important parts of her life. She raised her children to love family, love God, and respect others, besides instilling a very strong work ethic as well. She also loved traveling with her precious husband throughout the country during their retirement years. It would be hard for her to tell you her favorite places, but certainly Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, and Canada would be in her top listings.
After the loss of her husband, she moved to assisted living and it was there that she lived out her remaining days. The family extends a special Thank You to the staff of Oak Haven Assisted Living Center in Greenville, NC for taking such good care of their mother. She is survived by her devoted children Al Weston (Carol), Sherrie Odom (Mike), all of Greenville, NC; Vickie Buckman (Buck), Butch Weston (Laurie), Valerie Whitehead (Doug), all of Washington, NC; Renee' Regeis (Chris) of Greensboro, N.C. and the many grandchildren, their spouses, and great grandchildren. Also surviving are her niece Christine Latham and husband Wayne and their children and grandchildren. There was nothing Ruth wouldn't do for her precious grandchildren and their families and if there is a legacy to be left by Ruth and Larry it would be that family is everything. She was preceded in death by her sister Eva Wilkins.
Ruth loves pink! Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105 or to a charity of your choice. Visitation will be held in Wesley Hall at the First United Methodist Church on Monday July 29th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM and other times at the home of her daughter Vickie and Buck Buckman, 39 Harbor Rd., Washington, N.C. Friends are also welcome to attend the graveside service to be held at Pamlico Memorial Gardens at 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 30th and will be officiated by Patrick Keely. Pallbearers include Kenneth Weston, Edmund Buckman, Michael Odom, Will Regeis, Keith Liaros, and Robert Flemming..
Condolences may be addressed to the family online by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com
Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Weston family.
Monday, July 29
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
304 West 2nd Street
Washington, NC 27889
Tuesday, July 30
Pamlico Memorial Gardens
161 Avon Ave.
Washington, NC 27889