Marta Sutton Weeks (Mrs. L. Austin), presently of Miami, Fla., was born May 24, 1930, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The second daughter of a geologist’s family, she was reared on both the North and South American continents.
She received her early education in Holladay, Utah, and at the Bella Vista school in Maracaibo, Venezuela, later graduating from St. Mary-of-the-Wasatch Academy high school in Salt Lake City. She went on to Beloit College in Wisconsin for two years, then Stanford University, Calif., where she received a bachelor’s in political science in 1951.
After her marriage to geologist Austin Weeks in 1951, she lived in Utah, Colorado, California and Maryland before moving to Florida in 1967. She is the mother of two living children; one son died in a helicopter accident at age 23.
Mrs. Weeks’ job and business experience started at age 13, when her father staked her to 200 cans of popcorn and she supplied popcorn to the local oil camp populace in Maracaibo, Venezuela. During her summers in college she worked for the legal department of the Mene Grande Oil Co. in Caracas, Venezuela, and also for the Centro-Venezolano Americano, teaching English to foreigners.
Most recently she has served as a director of several corporations, including Weeks Petroleum Ltd. She also has served three years on the Board of Trustees of Beloit College and five years as a trustee of the University of Miami. She founded and was president for two years of the Stanford Club of Florida and is currently a director of the Weeks Air Museum at Tamiami Airport in Miami, Fla.
Mrs. Weeks is a strong believer in education and supports various programs in the sciences and humanities. She loves to travel and says one of the most interesting places she’s ever been to was a recent trip to Antarctica.
“It was absolutely fantastic,” she said.
Mrs. Weeks is an ordained Episcopal priest.