Byron “BJ” Jack Weekly

Byron Jack “BJ” Weekly had such a big life and touched so many people without even knowing it. Our loving BJ passed away on January 22nd, 2023 at 86 years old. BJ was a father, husband, papa, friend, and faithful servant. BJ was born September 25, 1936 to Johnnie and Goldie Weekly in Salem, Oregon. He wed Lucy Dale Weekly on June 5,1959 and had two beautiful girls, Tracey Weekly (Loenhorst) & Jeri Weekly. BJ served our country for over 20 years as an extremely proud Marine, stationed in Tustin, El Toro and Yuma. He fought in Vietnam and flew many missions. He was married to his wife, Lucy Dale Weekly, for 61 years until she passed in 2020. He was a faithful servant to the Lord and attended Church of Valley since 1988. He grew up in Oregon, and raised his family in Tennessee, El Toro and in Big Bear, and settled in Apple Valley for the last 34 years. BJ was known as the family greeter at Denny’s in Apple Valley. He leaves behind an amazing team of employees that became his family every morning. One of his heroes is John Wayne and he called many people he met “part’ner” it was an honor to be called that by him-you were considered a friend. The Loenhorst family would like to express our deepest gratitude for everyone who has reached out expressing just how much BJ meant to them. If you knew BJ Weekly-you most likely shared tons of laughs, swapped meaningful stories, worshiped together, and joked till you hurt. We would also like to thank the kind and compassionate people that stopped to assist him and pray with him. Many thanks to the first responders that fought to save him. BJ was compassionate, funny, generous, and irreplaceable. BJ is survived by his daughter, Tracey Loenhorst; son-in-law, Robert Loenhorst; 4 grandchildren: Bill Loenhorst (Spring), Scott Loenhorst (Kennedy), Tyler Loenhorst, and Kelsey Loenhorst. He is also survived by 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Lucy Dale Weekly and his daughter Jeri Weekly. His family and friends will remember BJ by his contagious smile and laugh, his talent to make every situation fun & light hearted, and by his love. BJ had an act for making every single person around him feel loved and welcome. If you had the pleasure of knowing BJ Weekly, we hope you remember to smile more, never take life too seriously, and “take care of yourself now”. You will be missed by many!

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