Tara & Jerry Weaver: Founded GoFundMe to help their kids
Tara and Jerry Weaver were a couple from Escanaba, Michigan who died in a car accident on January 27, 2023 on their way to their son’s basketball game.
A GoFundMe page was founded to help her three children. In addition, many local businesses have set up fundraisers to help the children. according to a Facebook post by Dani Beauchamp:
“Gerald ‘Jerry’ and Tara (Javurek) Weaver, both 47, of Escanaba, died on Friday January 27, 2023 as a result of a tragic car accident.” her obituary reads.
The couple is said to have three children: Noah Joseph Weaver (Chloe Webber), Lukas Stephen Weaver and Sophia Susanna Weaver, all from Escanaba.
Parish of St. Anna wrote on Facebook:
As I read about everyone’s experiences with Jerry and Tara Weaver, a common theme strikes me. They were heroes in our community. Each has a story of something the couple did selflessly and for no personal gain. No one was immune to her kindness. Social status or financial class did not matter. For some people, they are stories of how Tara believed in the greatness within them. Other stories are about Jerry always stopping to help a friend or stranger who needs help. At their core, they were the rarest of humans. The kind of people who just do the right thing when it presents itself.
Here’s what you need to know:
The weavers reportedly died when a trailer truck crossed the center line
According to MLive, the Weavers died when a semi-truck driver “lost control of the US-2, crossed the center line and collided head-on with their Toyota SUV.” Two of their children are still in high school, the site reports.
Heavy has contacted Michigan State Police for more details. MSP told MLive that the accident occurred around 3:55 p.m. when “a westbound tractor-trailer driver lost control and began drifting onto the north side of the freeway. In an attempt to correct it, the driver steered south but crossed the center line and struck an eastbound Toyota SUV head-on.”
The truck driver was from Canada and was not injured, the news site reported, adding that the accident set off a chain reaction in which another motorist was injured. According to MLive, police say that “speed and speeding for the conditions are considered factors” in the accident that is being investigated.
The GoFundMe page calls the weavers ‘as true and honest as they come’
The GoFundMe page to help the “Children of the Weaver Family” has raised more than $190,000 as of February 2, 2023.
It is reading:
This fundraiser is for the children of the Weaver family. As you may have heard, Tara and Jerry Weaver (mother and father of Noah, Lukas and Sophia Weaver) died unexpectedly in a tragic accident on Friday night. This fundraiser is designed to help support this family as they mourn the loss of their beloved parents. Your donations will help with funeral expenses and help ensure the children have the comfort of staying in their own homes, along with help with groceries, gas, college, etc. This family will have a long way to go and this Go Fund Me is designed to help them ease their worries and focus on each other.
Tara and Jerry Weaver were as true and honest as it gets. They would always lend a helping hand to anyone. In return, we ask that you do what you would and kindly make a donation to help this family. Everything helps. We sincerely thank you and ask that you keep this family in your prayers.
Jerry Weaver filled his Facebook page with videos and photos of his son playing basketball.
The Weavers were college sweethearts who “raised a beautiful family,” according to their obituary
According to the obituary, Gerald Joseph Weaver was “born on October 17, 1975 in Grayling to Daniel R. and Debra J. (McInnes) Weaver. He grew up in Grayling and graduated from Grayling High School in 1994. He then attended Lake Superior State University and earned his associate’s degree.”
The obituary states that Tara Sue Javurek was “born on May 25, 1975 in Escanaba to Stephen J. and Susan M. (Lynch) Javurek Sr. She grew up in Escanaba and went on to graduate from Escanaba High School in 1993 to attend Lake Superior State University for her bachelor’s degree.”
According to the obituary, the couple were “college sweethearts” involved in Greek life on campus. They were married in Escanaba in 1998, a marriage “built on great faith and a deep love for God and one another,” according to the obituary.
“They raised a beautiful family and their children were the center of their lives. Jerry and Tara enjoyed attending their children’s sporting events and various school activities, always cheering them on and encouraging them to do their best.”
According to the obituary, Jerry Weaver “worked as an inspector for the Michigan State FDA. He was known for being the technical support for his family and friends and if something broke you could always count on Jerry to fix it.”
Tara Weaver was “The Great Start Director” at Delta Schoolcraft-ISD who has volunteered for “various organizations such as Pregnancy Services of Delta County, the UP Honor Flight and the Escanaba Rotary Club,” the obituary reads.
The obituary adds: “In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Weaver Family c/o First Bank, 2800 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829 and a memorial will be erected for Jerry and Tara’s three children.”
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