Suzanne Hintze Weaver

1938 ~ 2021

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Nov. 22, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Lawn located at 2350 East 1300 South SLC
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    Nov. 23, 2021
    11:00 AM
    2615 East Stringham Ave in SLC
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  • On the beautiful Sunday afternoon of November 14, 2021, in the peaceful comfort of her home and surrounded with immeasurable love, Suzanne left this mortal life.

    Suzanne was born on March 1, 1938, in Ogden, Utah. She was the first child of Mariam Ellis and Hugh Jones Hintze, who raised her in Salt Lake City adjacent to the University of Utah Campus, where she was proud to say that she attended The Wm. Stewart Elementary School. Many playful hours were spent exploring the campus with her playmates. Education, music, art, and beautiful clothes were all a part of the Hintze home.

    As a young girl, Suzanne loved summers spent at her family’s Bear Lake Fish Haven cabins with her aunts, uncles, and cousins. She loved being surrounded by extended family and participating in all the fun and craziness at the lake. Later, her family bought a cabin closer to home in Brighton, Utah. She enjoyed riding horses and exploring the meadows and mountains with her sisters, Telitha, and Mary Ellen, and many new friends. It was there that she truly found joy in her childhood and throughout her life. Many weekend drives ended up the canyon with a walk around Silver Lake.

    Suzanne attended East High School and was particularly impressed with the study of grammar and the proper use of language. Her children and grandchildren benefited from her corrections (especially when to use “lay” and “lie”). She attended college at the University of Utah, where she affiliated with Pi Phi Sorority. After her first year of college, she ventured on a cruise ship with friends to spend the summer in Hawaii. She found employment at an ice cream parlor near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu - the perfect job for her sweet tooth. When her children were older, she was able to complete her education at the University of Utah with a double major in English and History.

    Suzanne was a devoted and caring mother. She and Kenneth A Reed were married in 1958 and had three children together, Michael, Kristen, and Rebecca. Between her marriages, she studied interior design and worked at a prominent design firm in SLC. She loved making a house into a beautiful home and shared her talents with many friends and clients. She married Dean H Weaver in 1973 and, with his four children, Dean, Doug, Patrick, and Sarah, they blended into a large new family. Together they had Edward who made the family complete. As long as everything was right at home, Suzanne was eager to travel the world and learn of cultures and countries. The children were exposed to classical music and expected to do well in school. Regardless of all the challenges and difficulties that came with a blended family, Suzanne was dedicated to assuring that there was a meal on the table every night and clean and pressed clothes in the drawers.

    One of the favorite holidays celebrated with extended family and friends was the 4th of July. For 46 years Suzanne’s home was the center of this party and she made sure that everything was beautiful, welcoming, and ready for fun for the entire extended family. Although it required a lot of work for such a large crowd, her efforts have given all her family many, many fond memories. Affectionately called “Granny,” each of her grandchildren were made to feel special by her taking them for a birthday lunch and shopping each year. Granny was a stellar supporter at all musical recitals, school performances, and even a few soccer games. After the death of her husband, Dean, Suzanne reconnected with a classmate from East High, Charles A Boynton, and after several years of dating they were married in 2011. They shared many happy travels, symphonies, operas, plays, ballroom dancing, and lots and lots of Shakespeare.

    Suzanne was active in her community. As a young mother, she joined Jr. League and later became a member of the Town Club where she volunteered in philanthropic as well as social events. She provided tutoring help to a young man who spoke no English and worked with him for many years to learn to read in English. This extraordinary work was rewarded when the young man, many years later, told Suzanne he had become a student at the University of Utah. She loved to attend and support the Utah Symphony and Opera Guilds and was a season ticket holder for decades.

    Suzanne devoted 20 years as treasurer of the Parley’s Trail construction project, where she contributed to the design, construction, and now completion of the Parley’s Trail, an eight-mile walking and biking trail that extends from the Bonneville Trail to the Jordan River Parkway. She was also instrumental in obtaining a large private foundation gift to build the Sego Lily Monument in Sugarhouse Park, the trail’s hallmark piece.
    More than all Suzanne experienced and accomplished in life, she will be remembered by anyone that knew her as a woman of beauty, strength, fairness, honesty, and respect. She included all and was modest of her many talents. She loved to paint, play the piano (privately), decorate, and buy shoes. She created a beautiful home of warmth and love.

    Suzanne is survived by her husband, Charles A Boynton; the children she raised, Michael H Reed (Marianne), Kristen Reed Wight (Chris), Dean C Weaver, Rebecca Reed Croft (David), Patrick Q Weaver, Sarah Weaver Fitzpatrick (Doug), and Edward H Weaver (Janaan); and the children of her husband Charles, Brooke Boynton White (Rick), Megan Boynton Brinton (Tony) and Jeffrey Boynton; and 26 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; her lifelong friend and stepmother Raili T Hintze and her sister Mary Ellen Hintze Pugsley. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dean H Weaver, a son Douglas H Weaver, a sister, Telitha Hintze Giesler, and a great granddaughter Angela Kristen Brown.
    We express our gratitude for the many caregivers including her husband Charles and other family members who devoted their time to assist Suzanne in her final months with patience, love, and kindness.

    A viewing will be held on Monday, November 22, 2021, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Larkin Sunset Lawn located at 2350 East 1300 South SLC.
    All are welcome to attend in person or virtually via Zoom the funeral service for Suzanne on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the Parleys 3rd Ward Chapel located at 2615 East Stringham Ave in SLC. A viewing will be held immediately prior to the funeral from 10-10:45 am. The service will begin at 11:00 am.

    Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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    I was saddened to hear of the passing of Suzanne. I met her as a teenager when she moved into my childhood neighborhood with her young family, and I thought they were a darling family.
    Her children became friends with my younger siblings.
    Later on my husband and I moved into her current neighborhood..She’s always been warm and friendly and had a twinkle in her eyes.
    I will miss her and her lovely, friendly way.
    Corinne Mackey Cannon

    - Corinne Mackey Cannon

    Dear All of Suzanne's Family,
    Thank you for such an amazing tribute through words and photos to beautiful Suzanne. All who had a hand in writing and assembling photos obviously spent many hours shining light on multiple facets and layers of her story through the generations. What is truly amazing is that you could find 21 minutes' worth of photos of a single person who was always, no matter her age or the circumstance, stunning, smiling and loving. That is how I always saw her.
    Suzanne was a memorable cousin -- so thoughtful and gracious, generous and caring, and exceptionally smart and creative. At one point, many years ago, when we were both at the university together in our middle age, we enjoyed discussions about our ideas emerging from studies in American literature and history. Those conversations soon gave way to a focus on family, as both of our extended families stretched far beyond what either of us anticipated, giving us plenty of material to exchange. She loved telling me about her children (no matter the maternal source) and grandchildren and certainly considered all who joined her family as equally important and loved.
    We are all so fortunate to have known her and been influenced by her charm and talents. Thank you for this package, though certainly the woman herself extended well beyond the limits through her complex life and actions.
    Thank you also for making the service available on Zoom. Jim and I are in St. George and unable to return in time, so I'm grateful that I can still see you and enjoy what you have to say about Suzanne.
    With much love and sadness at her loss,

    - Kathryn Lindquist