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Billy Razz Weinman

May 31, 1952 — September 21, 2019

Billy Razz Weinman, 67, passed away on September 21, 2019 in Mountainair, New Mexico. He was bornon May 31, 1952 in Columbus, NB to the late Donald and Grace (Landgraf) Weinman. As a young manBilly Weinman attended Kansas State University where he was drawn to the creative writing department.He would receive a degree in Master of Arts while completing his self-published book of poetry, Dumb asThey Come. While in college he studied broadly in many spiritual disciplines. For a while convertingto Islam and taking the name Bilal Faruq Abdur-Razzaq. He would eventually gravitate towards Native American spirituality which is what originally led him to New Mexico.In 1984 he would marry Debra Brass of Hampton, Iowa. They would move to Minneapolis, Minnesota so that Deb could pursue her career in nursing. During this time they attended Katagari's Zen Center and had their first and only son, Matthew Weinman, baptized in the Zen Center.Both of Billy's parents taught at Kansas State University. This would lead Bill and his familyto the small town of White City, Kansas. Where they lived on a farm with Billy's parents. He owned agrocery store, Bargain Billy's Budget Foods, and briefly worked as chief editor and writer for the town newspaper, the Prairie Post.Eventually Bill would return to college and receive a double major in Education and Spanish. He spent multiple months in Mexico (Cuernavaca) studying the language and culture. He would use this knowledge to teach high school Spanish and eventually become a bilingual tour guide for the National Park Service.Billy moved to New Mexico in 2007 and eventually became a Park Guide for Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. In recent years he was extremely physically active. He had won multiple medals in the New Mexico Senior Olympics, including Gold medal for Partner's Pickleball. He went on extended hikes from Arizona to New Mexico.On extended bike rides from the border of Mexico into Colorado, and most recently riding his bicycle from Mountainair, New Mexico to Kansas City to visit his granddaughter Rosemary.He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Billy is survived by his son, Matthew Chad Weinman and wife Melissa; brother, Umar Abdallah and wife Samirah and sister, Irene Weinman. Billy was blessed with one granddaughter, Rosemary Weinman. Services will be held at Quarai National Monument north of Mountainair. Ceremonies will begin at 2pm on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Guests are encouraged to bring their stories about Billy's life and share any scriptures, poetry or ideas that most remind them of Billy Razz Weinman.
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