Ray Warner, 75, West Valley City, passed away peacefully at home, Monday morning, March 24, 2003, after a hard fought battle with prostate cancer.
Ray was born October 4, 1927 in Fillmore, Utah to Newell Knight and Ellen Mar Warner. He married his high school sweetheart, Donna Mae Stott on July 17, 1945 in Meadow, Utah. The marriage was later solemnized in the Manti L.D.S. Temple. Ray graduated from Millard High School, where he starred on many championship athletic teams. He attended the University of Utah, where he played football and basketball. He entered the U.S. Navy and served two years during World War II. After the Navy, Ray worked for the State Road in Meadow, Utah. Moving to Salt Lake City in 1953, Ray worked for Palmer Bros. Trucking for five years, then Ray started a career in production control, first with Sperry Rand for four years, then Litton Industries for 16 years, and finally E-Systems, Montek division for 12 years until his retirement in 1990. Ray was a well-respected Quality Assurance Manager, having expertise specializing in government specifications and helped manage many critical government contracts during his career. Ray's real love was for his family, he looked forward to the many hunting trips, golf outings, family vacations and camping trips that he so much enjoyed.
Ray is survived by his loving wife, Donna, West Valley City; daughter, Sheila (Tim) Alexander, Salt Lake; sons, Jerald (Vickie) Taylorsville; Randy (Lonnie), Missoula, MT; Neal (Tami), South Jordan; 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; sisters, Mary, Helen, Margene and brother, Richard. Preceded in death by parents, sisters, Merle, Edith and Beth; brothers, Meldon and Duane.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 12 noon at Valley View Funeral Home Chapel, 4335 West 4100 South. The family will receive friends at a viewing Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park.