Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon and her husband Greg. (Photo courtesy of the City and Borough of Juneau)

Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon and her husband Greg. (Photo courtesy of the City and Borough of Juneau)

Greg Weldon, husband of Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon, killed in motorcycle accident Sunday morning

Accident occurred in Arizona while auto parts store co-owner was on road trip with friend

This story has been corrected to state the accident occurred in Arizona, not Utah.

Greg Weldon, husband of Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon, was killed in a motorcycle accident late Sunday morning in Arizona, according to officials and a co-worker.

“The Mayor and her family request privacy during this difficult time as they grieve the loss of their husband, father, and friend,” an announcement by the City and Borough of Juneau published Monday morning notes. “The CBJ Assembly, employees and residents of Juneau all extend our deepest condolences to Mayor Beth and her family.”

Greg Weldon, 60, was the co-owner of Glacier Auto Parts with his wife. They have two grown children.

“He was probably the best parts man I’ve ever known. He was able to diagnose the car like nobody I’ve seen,” said Lyndsey Zeller, office manager for Glacier Auto Parts, who said she’s known him since they both started working at the store in 1984.

“He loved trucks. He loved cars. He loved the internal combustion engine. He loved his Harley. He died on his bike doing what he loved — driving around the country with his best friend ‘Thumper.’”

Greg Weldon was taking the latest of many motorcycling trips “all over the country” and returning with his friend from a jeeping excursion when the accident occurred, Zeller said. Deputy City Manager Robert Barr, in an email, stated the accident occurred on Highway 89 in Northern Arizona.

Greg Weldon was also an outdoorsman who spent time hunting, fishing and riverboating, and a volunteer firefighter for many years, Zeller said. The Weldons bought the auto parts store 12 years ago.

While his wife has a high-visible public role as mayor, Greg Weldon kept a much lower profile, Zeller said.

“He didn’t really like the focus to be on him,” she said. But he was a spirited personality and “just an amazing human being. I mean he really was. He was so smart. And he just knew so much.”

• Contact Mark Sabbatini at mark.sabbatini@juneauempire.com or (907) 957-2306.

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