Celebration of Life for Ben H. Weeks

The Weeks family would like to invite the friends of Ben Weeks to a celebration of his life. This event will be June 14th from 1pm to 4pm at the Livery Stable at the Museum of the American West in Lander.

  We would love to meet you or see you again and help us share stories and reminisce. 

Contact:  John Weeks 
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Ben H. Weeks, II, 92, longtime resident of Dubois and Lander, Wyoming, died Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. According to his wishes cremation has taken place and a private family celebration of Ben’s life may be held at a future time.

Ben was born in Lander on May 31, 1928 to Ben Haven Weeks I, and Jean (Landerholm) Weeks. He graduated high school in Wasatch, Utah and attended the University of Wyoming for two years.

Ben grew up on the Timberline Ranch west of Dubois, a ranch homesteaded by his father in the early 30’s. Ben ranched and outfitted in the Dubois area and Wind River Valley until 1963 when he and his family moved to Colorado. From 1963-1967 he was a procurement agent for Martin Marietta and from 1967-1984 he worked in the aerospace industry in California. From 1985-1995 he worked for and became President and of Wyoming Concrete Pipe in Casper, then retired to Dubois to chase his love of snowmobiling, Wyoming history and the nature of his beloved Wind River Valley. He moved to Lander in 2000 to be with Jeanne Lee, his cherished companion till his death.

Ben was a 40+ year member of the Rotary Club, long time Board member of the Museum of the American West, Wyoming Snowmobile Association, National Ski Patrol, and the American Red Cross. His interest and hobbies included being a naturalist, skiing, snowmobiling, the Rotary Club, and studying history and reading novels of the American West.


He is survived by Jeanne Lee of Lander; sons, Ben (III) “Rusty”, his wife Kathy Weeks of Denver, Colorado, John and wife Claudia Weeks; granddaughters, Valarie Portuquiz and Jennifer Esquivel; great granddaughters, Emily Weeks and Alexis Esquivel; and his former wife, Margery Weeks of Denver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben (I) and Jean Weeks.

Memorials may be made to the Rotary International Foundation Fund or the Museum of the American West in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.


On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.


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