Our kind and loving, Cody Paul Mitchell Weaver, left this world to find peace on January 1, 2022 at St. Patrick Hospital. Born on October 1, 1999 in Missoula, Montana to his parents Brian Weaver and Caron Lavoie. From the moment Cody was brought home from the hospital his father had a ball in his hand.
From that first ball Cody showed a love of and natural ability for sports. Anyone of his friends, family or past teammates could tell you that Cody was good at any sport he attempted, whether it was, football, wrestling, water sports or golf. He excelled at and found a special love for baseball and basketball. Cody had very special memories of competing in regional baseball championships. In recent years Cody’s passion for skiing grew and he was often found on one of the area’s ski hills. Cody found happiness spending time at the family property on Rock Creek, hiking to a hot springs, folfing and spending time hammocking in the mountains with his friends. Cody especially treasured his time spent with Cecelia (Cece) and their dogs, Boo, Yuki, and Clover.
Cody’s most prominent quality was his smile, his beautiful blue eyes, and his soft and loving heart. Cody was very ascending and his light shined brightly. There’s more than one story of Cody literally giving someone the shirt off of his back. Cody enjoyed being a team player and could often be found encouraging and uplifting his teammates. Cody, as a very young baseball player, would ask his coach if he could approach the mound to lift the spirits of a teammate struggling with pitching an inning. Cody was always one to joke with his classmates or pull a prank on his friends. Many of us have listened to one of the “big fish” stories he would tell, a gift he learned from his Papa Ted. It was not unusual for Cody to be found texting his friends to organize a pick-up game of basketball. He was always one to try to mediate arguments or de-escalate any situation. As his step-father, Joe, always stated, “Cody is the BEST out of all of us.”
Throughout his childhood Cody attended Cold Springs Elementary, Meadow Hill Middle School, and he graduated from Missoula Hellgate High School.
Cody is survived by his father, Brian Weaver (Jolanda); mother, Caron Lavoie; step-father, Joe Lavoie; grandmothers, Sherry Weaver and Diana Burfield; grandfather, Don Weaver; sister, Taylor Jordan; step-siblings, Christopher (Taylor) Lavoie and Aeriel (Luke) Schonsberg; aunts and uncles, Lori (Paul) Huxtable, Kimberly Weaver (Jhawn), Darcel (Curt) Wesen, Perian Smith, Teddi (Paul) Johannsen; God-parents, Paul Nordstrom and Andria Weiss and a multitude of cousins and friends who loved him.
Cody was greeted on the other side of his journey by his great-grandmother, Evelyn Loudermilk; great-aunt and uncle, Ev and Wayne Durocher; step-grandmother, Bonnie Weaver; grandfather, Theodore (Papa Ted) Burfield; uncle, Mitchell Burfield, and uncle, Curt Wesen.
A celebration of life will be held for Cody on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Garden City Funeral Home in Missoula, Montana. Pallbearers are Cody’s friends, brothers and cousins; Jerry Alan Cantrell, Nate Keffeler, Tariq Casselman, Ceaton Oliver, Christopher Lavoie, Austin Wiess, Jordan Johannsen, and his beloved dog, Boo.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Cody Weaver Memorial Fund at montanafca.org/donate. This foundation has been set up in Cody’s honor to provide scholarships for underprivileged athletes to be able to attend FCA sports camp.