Warren L. Dunning passed away peacefully Friday, November 25, at his home in Sams Valley. Warren was born in Webster, Kan., on September 18, 1932.
He graduated from Stockton High School in 1951. Warren was working as a surveyor in Wyoming when he met his future wife the former, Sonya (Sunny) Ball. They were married in Hayden, Colo., on February 8, 1959.
Warren became a power plant shift operator at Kortes Dam, Wyo. After three years, they moved to Orangeville, Calif. where he was employed at Folsom Dam. He then transferred to Ashland, Ore., and was foreman at Green Springs Power Plant, working for the Bureau of Reclamation. In 1979, Warren was employed at Lost Creek Dam by the Army Corps of Engineers. He retired from Lost Creek in 1996. He later worked for Touch America for four years.
Warren was a 32 degree mason. He was past master of Ashland Lodge, a member of York Rite and a Scottish Rite Mason. He loved his masonic work and recently received the Albert Pike award.
Warren was a pilot and belonged to Civil Air Patrol and flew on many search missions. He had several hobbies such as cowboy poetry and restoring old engines and tractors.
Warren is survived by his wife, Sunny; three sons, Dale (Janice), of Mercer Island, Wash., Klark, of Portland, Ore., and Tom (Gretchen), of Woodinville, Wash.; three grandchildren, Ronny Dunning, Daisy Dunning, and Leila Dunning, of Woodinville, Wash.; his 99 year old mother, Neva Marshall, of Stockton, Kan.; and his brother, Roger Dunning, of Atchison, Kan. He was proceeded in death by his sister, Gloria.
A memorial for Warren will be held next summer.