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Ted Golightly Weeks (58), was born on April 19th, 1965, to Bobbie and LuAnn (Golightly) Weeks in Preston, Idaho. Loving husband, father, brother, son and friend, passed away on October 4, 2023, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, surrounded by his loving wife, son, daughter, family and friends, following a sudden and debilitating stroke.
Ted was raised in Weston, Idaho, where hunting, fishing, working on the farm, riding dirt bikes and playing sports were the best parts of life. Following his graduation from Westside High School in 1983, Ted worked at Bourns Network and Weathershield Windows all while attending Utah State University for a short time, before marrying the love of his life, Tiffany (Gilbert) in the Logan Utah Temple. He later graduated from Idaho State University where he studied Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement. This love of law enforcement brought him and his young family to Kamiah, Idaho in 1991, where Ted and Tiffany made their home, with Ted working as a Police Officer for Kamiah Marshal’s Office until 2003.
After his career in law enforcement, Ted started his own janitorial business with his wife, TnT Works, LLC in 2003. In 2008, Ted began his career as an auctioneer actively running Ted’s Valley Auction. He also proudly served as a Captain of the local volunteer Fire Department, and was generally a jack of all trades. Ted was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he held many callings (Scout Master, Young Men’s Leader, Counselor in Bishopric, Elder’s Quorum President, Ward Mission Leader / Missionary, Facilities Representative, and many others). Also, he worked in the local schools as a D.A.R.E officer, PTO President, and Football / Softball Coach. Ted was a friend to all he met. His pastime was spent developing a love for Dutch oven cooking, playing card games, and most of all spending time with family and friends in the great outdoors. If you were looking for Ted, and he was not working, he could be found hunting, camping, fishing, floating the river, or just sitting around a campfire at home or with the Camp Creek Bunch. Ted loved to work and play equally as hard. Ted was someone you could always rely & depend on. He loved to help other people. He loved to tell jokes and make everyone smile.
Ted is survived by his wife Tiffany, children Teresa Weeks and Tyson (Nicole) Weeks, beloved grand dogs Nestle & Axle, his adopted children Mitch (Samantha) Holman, Heather (Aric) Anderson, and adopted grandchildren Paisley & Averi. Ted had many other adopted children over the years that were so special to him. Furthermore, he is survived by his mother Luann Weeks, adopted mom Sherlee Hawkins, and siblings Gary (Adele) Weeks, Eddie (Wendy) Weeks, Darla (Chris) Coburn, Sharon (Jason) Mercier, Robert (Shalyce) Weeks, Marie (Patrick) Klomp. He also leaves behind a loving legacy of nieces and nephews.
Ted was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, mother & father in-law, family dog (Sugar), and friends.
Blackmer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at the LDS Church on Hwy 12 in Kamiah, Idaho. Viewings will be held at the same location on Friday October 13 th from 5-8 P.M. and Saturday October 14 th from 10-Noon. Interment will follow at the Willow Ridge Cemetery, Kamiah, Idaho. Live streaming will be available via Blackmer’s Website. We sincerely appreciate all the love and support shown to our family during this difficult time. We hope that you will continue Ted’s legacy of serving others and showing Christlike love.