Obituaries: Delbert Garold “Gary” Warren and Donna Jean Walker
Nov. 26, 1932 – May 3, 2013
Delbert Garold “Gary” Warren, 80, of Rifle, passed away May 3, 2013, in Yuma, Ariz., with his children at his side.
Gary was born Nov. 26, 1932, in Lewiston, Idaho, to George B. and Annie (Smith) Warren. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Sharon Lee Hasselbush on Jan. 2, 1965, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Gary was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #145 and the U.A. for 39 years. He was a retired RCA Cowboy (before it became the PRCA). An avid outdoorsman, Gary enjoyed golf, fishing, telling a good story and spending time with family and friends. He belonged to the Moose Lodge, and was a past member of the VFW.
Gary was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers, four sisters and one granddaughter.
He leaves behind his sons, Allen and Ben Warren, both of Lewiston; and Carl Warren of Rifle; daughters, Dianna VanHemert of Kernersville, N.C., Konni Kennedy of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Gari Lee Ludwick of Windsor, Colo.; grandchildren, Garrett, Hanna, Lyndsey, Ashely, Andrya, Chad and Brandon; 13 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and numerous friends.
A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle. A memorial service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Silt Community Center, 480 Grand Ave. Online condolences at RifleFuneralHome.com.
Donna Jean Walker
Donna Jean Walker passed away on June 8, 2013, at Mesa Manor Nursing Home in Grand Junction. She was 66.
Donna was a cosmetologist and enjoyed crafting and fishing. She is survived by two sons, Ron of Denver and Brent of Fort Collins, and three grandchildren.
There will be a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 21, in the Battlement Mesa Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Martin Mortuary, Grand Junction.
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