David "Dave" L. WarrenMarch 6, 1934 ~ April 23, 2017 (age 83)
Dave left this world of pain to be with his Lord. He leaves his loving wife, Lee, of 35 1/2 yrs and his loving dog, Dexter. Dave was the oldest of 13 brothers and sisters and the many nieces and nephews. He was very proud of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 5 the family moved to Price, Utah where he attended most of his schooling. Amongst the many moves the family made, at the age of 16 they moved to Ogden, Utah where two yrs later he met his first wife shortly marrying and having 5 wonderful children: Roy (Ann) Warren of Boise, Idaho, Dotty (Kurt) Carver of Boise, Idaho, Cindy (Mike) Bulmer of Las Vegas, Nevada, Ken (Camille) Warren of Thousand Oaks, California and Jolynn Burggraff of Gilbert, Arizona. After 13 yrs of marriage he and his first wife were divorced and his children were taken to Kuna, Idaho. Dave moved to Boise to be near his children. One of his biggest regrets was not being there for his children. Lee made sure to show Dave the pictures received on his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It always brought big smile and tears.
There in Boise he met the love of his life, Lee and married July 4, 1981 in Elko NV. He always said that his had the best mother-in-law in the world, Hazel Gibbons - thank you!. He cherished his true friends, Ken and Candy Register, as they always made time for him bringing him much laughter and joy.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, David and Juanita, brother Terry Warren, and sisters Nelline and Judy.
Dave once said that "after 28 yrs of driving big rigs it was like living in a box and he didn't want to be buried on one", so after a close viewing he wanted to be cremated. During his illness, Lee promised him that a part of him will be back home in California with his parents.
He kept the following piece with him - "The Broken Chain"
We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone;
for part of us went with you the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide;
and thou we cannot see you, you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same;
but s God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.