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Prolific Artist Susan 'Biba' Weimer, 93, Bronxville Native

Susan "Biba" Weimer
Susan "Biba" Weimer Photo Credit: French Funerals & Cremations

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Susan Joyce Weimer, a New Mexico resident who was born in Bronxville and was raised in Margaretville, died Monday, Jan. 18. She was 93.

After graduating high school in Margaretville, where her family has lived for generations, Weimer joined the Navy, serving as a gunnery instructor and a very young platoon leader.

Weimer earned many art degrees, and she joined the faculty at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania in 1969. She was a professor of painting, drawing and printmaking until her retirement.

She was a prolific artist, painting and drawing, and her lifetime of work was featured in the 2012 book "Unbowed: the Paintings of Susan Joyce Weimer." She traveled and showed her work extensively, visiting West Africa, Europe, Hong Kong, the U.K. and Bahrain.

Weimer is survived by her children, Dale Rose of Corona, N.M., Don Weimer of Milwaukee and Christopher Weimer of Denver; grandchildren Sarah, Tessa, Nicole Weimer of Ellicott City, Md., Jonathan Weimer of Milwaukee and Dévon Weimer of Denver; great-grandchildren Kestrel Rose Browne and Josephine and Charles Busch; sister-in-law Ann Harris; nieces Jayne Anne Harris, Eloise Harris Damone and Mary Lou Harris; and nephews Walter Michael Harris, Frederic Harris and their families.

She was predeceased by her parents, George Edgerly Harris and Ruth Colony Harris SoRelle, who were both also artists; brother George Edgerly Harris II; and nephew George Edgerly Harris III.

A celebration of her life is planned for Sunday at her home. French Funerals & Cremations, in Albuquerque, N.M., assisted with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Karamu House, by clicking here.

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