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Devon William Warrick (1919-2013) Obituary

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Devon William Warrick (1919-2013) Obituary

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 12:36PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Warrick, Carlson, Lowe
Logan Herald Journal, 01/22/13


PRESTON — Devon William Warrick passed away at the age of 93, just one month short of his 94th birthday. He was born Feb. 23, 1919, in Preston, Idaho, the son of John Ephriam and Nathalie Anne Carlson Warrick.

He married Gwen Lowe on March 2, 1939, in the Logan LDS Temple. They had two small girls when he went to war. He was extremely proud that he had been able to serve in World War II. So proud, in fact, that when he wrote the history of his life story he ended it in 1945. When asked why he ended it in 1945, he said, “Because that is when the war ended.”

Devon and Gwen raised their six children in Bountiful, Utah, in a home they had built. Then he built an A-frame cabin in Preston of which he could not be pried away from. He said, “I’ll never make it to the Celestial Kingdom, and this place is the closest I am going to get.” He took care of Gwen for 7½ years after she had a stroke before she passed away in 1996.

He drove a Greyhound bus for 30 years more than a million miles without an accident. He was always willing to help anyone with his 10 wheel truck and backhoe tractor.

He is survived by four daughters and two sons, Konadee (Don) Thomas of Bountiful, Utah, LuAnne (Bill) Dixon of Denver, Colo., Merikay (Rick) Haskins of West Bountiful, Utah, Curtis (Shawna) Warrick of Ogden, Utah, Sally (Gary) Holbrook of Centerville, Utah, and Neil (Lorene) Warrick of Indiana; 20 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Gwen; parents; brother Elvin Warrick; three sisters, Dorris Nathalie Warrick, Gwen Ruth Warrick and Virginia Rose Warrick; brother-in-law Don Thomas; and grandson Kevin Warrick Thomas.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in the Winder LDS Church with Bishop Alan Atkinson conducting. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment will be in the Franklin Cemetery.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com  .

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