Arminta (Minnie) Sinclair Weidner passed away on June 1, 2019 from complications from cancer. Minnie was born September 30, 1934 in a log house, eight miles from Weippe at Petersons Corner, to Chester Sinclair and Alberta Congelton Sinclair. She had two siblings, Wesley Sinclair and Ardella Sinclair Rodgers.
At six years old the family moved to Weippe for school. Minnie married Dean Weidner on December 22, 1950. Together they built their home on Grasshopper Creek in Weippe. After 43 years of marriage Dean passed away. Later, Minnie met her companion and partner of 13 years, Vern Huddleston.
Minnie worked for Aitco Sanitation for 37 years, seven seasons planting trees for the Forest Service, Community Action Agency winterization crew and tended bar at three different bars in Weippe.
Minnie and Dean had two daughters – Connie (Ray) Mendenhall of Weippe and Cindy Boren (Bronson Roberts) of Spalding, four grandchildren – Monte (Sara) Walsh, Rachael Mendenhall, Brandon Ladd (Kim Williams Jr.) and Mark Weidner McIntosh, 10 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 43 years, Dean Weidner, her parents, Chester Sinclair and Alberta Sinclair Hall (Emil Hall), brother, Wesley Sinclair, sister, Ardella Sinclair, nephew, Vernie Sinclair, great granddaughter, Kãtty Walsh and companion, Vern Huddleston.
Please make donations to your favorite charity as Minnie requested.
There will be a private family service. A celebration of life will be held on June 22 at 1 p.m. at the Rebekah Lodge in Weippe. Family will provide meat, so bring your best dish along.