Marta Sutton Weeks-Wulf, presently of Palmetto Bay, Florida, 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 a high school—St. Mary-of-the-Wasatch Academy—in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1947. She went on to Beloit College in Wisconsin, then Stanford University, California, where she received a B.A. in political science in 1951.
Mrs. Weeks-Wulf's business experience started at age thirteen. Her father gave her the charge of 200 cans of popcorn, and she successfully vended those cans of corn 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. She also worked for Household Finance Corporation, McKelvey & McKelvey attorneys and served as a director of Weeks Petroleum, Ltd. as well as the Weeks Air Museum.
After her marriage to Austin Weeks (a geologist) in 1951, she lived in Utah, later moving to 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). In 1990, she graduated from the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas and was ordained an Episcopal priest. Sadly, Austin Weeks passed away in 2005. Her memoir—Our Lord Was Baptized, You Know—was published in 2007.
On September 1, 2008, Ms. Weeks married Mr. Karleton Wulf. Mrs. Weeks-Wulf currently serves as a trustee of the University of Miami, previously holding the position of Chairman of the Board, and has served as a trustee for UM for the past 25 years. She served three years on the Board of Trustees of Beloit College. She is also a trustee associate of the AAPG Foundation, consultant to the Center for Sexuality and Religion, a member of the International Solar Energy Society, priest-at-large in the Diocese of SE Florida and a dame in the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
Mrs. Weeks-Wulf is a strong believer in education and supports various programs in the sciences and humanities. She has received honorary doctorates from the University of Utah and the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest. She loves to travel and says one of the most interesting places she’s ever been to was Antarctica. Says Weeks-Wulf, “It was absolutely fantastic.”
The Marta Sutton Weeks Named Grant is awarded annually to a deserving graduate student through the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation Grants-in-Aid program, and is endowed by the AAPG Foundation with generous contributions from the Weeks family.