Dale James Warner, 68, died peacefully at his home on Sat, June 6, 1998, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born November 18, 1929 in Ogden, a son of James L. Warner and Margaret Elizabeth Harbertson. On November 13, 1952, he married Renee Neuenschwander in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He was reared in Ogden and graduated from Ogden High School, where he starred in football, basketball and wrestling. He then attended Weber College where he played football. He graduated from Utah State University, and continued with post graduate work at Indiana University and San Francisco State University. He also studied in the Soviet Union. He joined the military and served in the Korean War. While in the service, he learned the Russian Language, graduating with honors from the Army Language School at Monterey, California. This started him on his quest for education and opened up many opportunities for him in his later life.After receiving his college degrees, he became a teacher, principal and director in the Ogden City School District, from which he retired after thirty years of service. He was a Real Estate and Insurance Agent. He was also President and C.E.O. of Taco Maker.
Dale was active in county and state politics, serving two terms as a State Representative from District #10. Because of his outstanding ability in the Russian language, and his impact on many students, he was chosen The Outstanding Young Educator of Utah. He was fluent in seven languages, which included Dutch, Russian and Bulgarian.
Mr. Warner was always an active member of the LDS Church. In his youth, he served a mission in the Netherlands with his twin brother, Don. After retirement, he served a mission with his wife in Russia. Over the years, he has served as a Bishop, Counselor in a Stake presidency, Stake President and Mission President to the Bulgaria Sofia Mission. He maintained a unique, ongoing relationship with all his missionaries and members from his missions.
He had a love of horses, which he enjoyed showing with his son and grandson. He also enjoyed fishing and woodworking with his twin brother. He spent many hours with his children and grandchildren, supporting them in their school and sports activities.
Dale was an excellent teacher, and one of his greatest loves was teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to his family and all those he came in contact with. He touched the lives of thousands of people throughout the world with this rare gift.
Surviving are his wife, of Ogden; three daughters and two sons, Jane (Targhee) James, Tetonia, Idaho; Peggy Anne (Stephen) Fishburn, Farr West; Dianne Green, Ogden; Scott (LaVern) Warner, Ogden; and David (Liz) Warner, Ogden; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving are his twin brother, Don (Adeodata) Warner, presently serving an LDS Mission in Suriname, South America; and one sister, Lois (Glenn) McKay, of Ogden. He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant brothers and one sister, Margaret Boyle.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 10, 11 a.m. at the Weber Heights Stake Center, 1401 Country Hills Drive, Ogden, with Bishop Stephen Jones officiating. Friends may call at Leavitt's Chapel of Flowers Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Stake Center. Interment, Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Huntsman Cancer Research Center, 15 N. 2030 E., Rm 2100, SLC, UT 85112-5330; or the LDS Church Missionary Fund.
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