Warren Charles Wilson, 71, of Castle Valley, died Wednesday, June 19, 1996 at his home of cancer.
Born on July 4, 1924 in Red Oak, Iowa, the son of Oly and Lottie Alta (Porter) Wilson. Mr. Wilson graduated from high school in Marceline, MO, and then entered into the U.S. Military. He married Jean Rose Panton November 15, 1946 in San Francisco, California. Mr. Wilson served his country in the U.S. Navy from October 25, 1942 to August 1, 1967. He was a 10 year commissioned officer and ended his Navy career as a Lt. Commander on the Automic Submarine, "Sea Wolf."After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy, the Wilson's moved to Seattle, Wash., then Bountiful, Utah, where Mr. Wilson worked for Traveler's Insurance Company as a safety engineer. He retired in 1984 and moved to Castle Valley, Utah. Mr. Wilson loved the land and his five acres in Castle Valley and was a deacon and faithful member of the Community Church of Moab.
Mr. Wilson is survived and will be missed by his wife, Jean of Castle Valley; four sons, Warren (Kathleen) Wilson, Jr., of Tacoma, Wash.; Stephen (Carol) Wilson and Christopher Wilson of Salt Lake City, and Colin (Annette) Wilson of Kent, Wash.; two daughters, Margaret (Jerry) Bibler of Portland, Oregon; and Kathryn (Craig) Gruendel of Salt Lake City; one sister, Marjorie Gabbert of Merceline, MO.; 14 grandchildren; five great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services under the direction of Disch Funeral Home, Moab, wher Friday, June 21, 1996, at the Community Church of Moab, with Pastor Keith Van Arsdol officiating. Military honors were presented by American Legion Post #54 of Moab, followed by interment in the Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Moab. A memorial fund has been established in his name and donations may be sent to the Allen Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 998, Moab, UT 84532
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