Michael Smith Weaver, aged 75, of Honeyville, Utah, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side, on October 9, 2023. Born on November 22, 1947, in Ogden, Utah, Michael was a charismatic and loving soul who touched the lives of everyone he encountered. His generosity was boundless, and his intelligence was undeniable. His life was a testament to his faith in God and his love for his family.\n\nHe graduated in 1966 from Ben Lomond high school. In 1967, he married the love of his life, Ilene Barker, in the Salt Lake City Temple. They enjoyed 56 years of marriage on earth and look forward to eternity together. A dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Michael served in various positions and was a strong believer in prayer. He found joy in reading the scriptures and was a staunch believer in the restored Gospel. He was smart and industrious, working in various roles, including the Idaho Forest Service as a wildland firefighter, successful salesman, supervisor at Shaklee Health, and co-owner of Wiseway Foods which was the first to sell case-lot goods. He was also a generous mentor, founding a boxing club where he trained aspiring golden glove boxers. His hobbies were diverse, ranging from baseball and boxing to golfing and snowmobiling. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, attending his grandchildren's sports games, and going fishing with his family. In his downtime, he either had a BYU game on or watched the KBYU channel. As a testament to how dynamic he was, he was awarded MVP for baseball at the age of 16, boasting a batting average of .777, top in the nation at the time.\n\nMichael is survived by his loving wife, Ilene Weaver, and their children, Wendy (Chris) Stephens, Grant (Mary) Weaver, Brandon (Megan) Weaver, Bryce (Brooke) Weaver, Hyrum (Stacey) Weaver, Michelle Weaver, and Lewis (Natalie) Weaver. He was also a proud grandfather to 31 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvan Weaver and Gayle Smith, his son Clayton Weaver, his sisters Sandy Lewis and Pat Zeigler, his brothers Ross and Steve Weaver, and his granddaughter Sasha Stephens.\n\nIn lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Gillies Funeral Chapel to help off-set the funeral costs. \n\nA viewing service for Michael will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 9:00 am to 10:30 am MDT at Honeyville 2nd Ward, 2620 W 6980 N, Honeyville, Utah, 84314. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 am MDT at the same location. The service will also be live-streamed at https://my.gather.app/remember/michael-weaver. The burial will take place at 2:00 pm MDT at Liberty Cemetery, 3930 North 3500 East, Eden, Utah, 84310.\n\nWe invite you to share your memories of Michael and upload photos to his memorial page. His life was filled with love and service to others, and we hope to honor his memory by sharing our experiences and joyous moments with him.