Royal M. Papa Warinner
Royal M. Warinner, 52, of New Castle, peacefully passed away Oct. 8, 2006, with his family at his bedside, after a courageous battle with cancer. Royal was born Sept. 18, 1954, to William J. and Nancy E. (Melin) Warinner in Merced, Calif. The oldest of five children, Royal spent most of his life in Colorado. He grew up in the Denver area playing sports, and graduated from Aurora Hinkley in 1972. After graduation, Royal attended Mesa State College in Grand Junction. Royal met Diane Thomas in Grand Junction, and they were united in marriage April 5, 1975. From that union they had three children. He was a construction worker and musician for more than 30 years. He worked for A&W Interiors in Edwards for 20 years. He took pride in his community and enjoyed coaching baseball and basketball to many children. His favorite hobbies included climbing the Colorado mountains, attending Denver Bronco football games, playing softball, coaching, fishing, camping, writing music, playing guitar and spending time with his four granddaughters. Royal courageously battled against numerous medical setbacks. To see him repeatedly get back into his fishing boat and go back to work taught his family and friends to never give up hope of doing the things they enjoy most.Royal is survived by his wife; sons Joshua (Teaa) Warinner and Ryan (Amy) Warinner, all of Grand Junction; daughter Amanda (Ben) Garcia of Roggen; granddaughters Jilleeann, Terrann and Sailer Warinner of Grand Junction, and Brooke Garcia of Roggen; mother; sisters Ramona (Dave) Keller of Spicer, Minn., Cheryl (Stan) Sorenson of Silt, Launa Rae (Denny) Myers of Bailey, and Lynda Joy (Austin) Offutt of Littleton; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs. A celebration of life reception will follow the service at the Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge. Memorial contributions may be made to Roaring Fork Hospice or New Castle Recreation Department.Arrangements are entrusted to the Farnum Holt Funeral Homes of Glenwood Springs.
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