-- 1945 ~ 2011 --
E. Warenski, our husband, father, grandfather, and brother
silently slipped from this earthly realm on August 10, 2011,
after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He passed away
peacefully in his home surrounded by his family.
Ron was born on December 27, 1945, to
Rex and Darlene Utley Warenski in Richfield, Utah. He was
raised in Richfield and upon graduating from high school
there in 1964, he entered the services where he served his
country. Upon returning home, he married his high school
sweetheart, Judy Ann Terry, on March 27, 1965. They had
just celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary.
Ron began working for the Denver &
Rio Grande Railroad in 1965. The Rio Grande Railroad later
sold to the Southern Pacific and eventually the Union Pacific
Railroad. He often said he worked for three railroads and
never left his same office and chair. He retired from the
Union Pacific in May 2006.
Ron was a true sports enthusiast. His
love of baseball gave him the opportunity to play as a young
man and later coach his sons. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing,
camping, and four-wheeling with his family. Ron took great
pride in his yard and home meticulously grooming it daily.
He served in the Utah National Guard over
the years where he was awarded several merits of commendation.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
He was a gentle giant with big bear paw
hands that could do anything, and yet was a very quiet and
unpretentious man always willing to give of himself when
others were in need.
Ron’s greatest love was his family.
He was proud of his children and grandchildren and their
accomplishments. He had a very strong work ethic and was
so happy that this passed on to his children.
His example of love has been an emotional
pillar of strength to his family these past few months as
he has prepared us for his departure. His eyes reflected
the struggles he faced, and his tears washed the pain away
if only for a brief moment. We feel his heart beat ever
so softly now, and silently we listen in quiet reflection
for his encouraging words of guidance and peace to come
He is survived by his wife, Judy, and
three children; Shawn (Tamara) Warenski of American Fork,
Utah; Misty (Tom) Cash of West Valley City, Utah; and Shannon
(Lonna) Warenski of Farmington, Utah; twelve grandchildren;
brother, Michael Warenski of Richfield, Utah; and sister,
Judy Hatch of Elsinore, Utah. He is preceded in death by
his parents, son, Shane Rex Warenski, and a brother, Buster
A celebration of Ron’s life will
be held on Friday, August 19, 2011, at 12:00 noon in the
Colony LDS Ward Chapel located at 4251 South 4800 West,
West Valley City, Utah. Family and friends may call on Thursday
evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church and also Friday
morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to services. Additional
graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 20,
2011, at 12:00 noon in the Richfield City Cemetery with
full military honors. Family and friends may call from 10:30
to 11:30 a.m. prior to graveside services at the Richfield
15th LDS Ward Chapel, 10 South 200 East, Richfield, Utah.
Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of Warenski
Funeral Home of American Fork, Utah.