Warren L. Dunning died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at his home in Sams Valley, Ore.
He was born Sept. 18, 1932, in Webster, Kan.
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 Feb. 8, 1959, in Hayden.
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 had received the Albert Pike award.
Warren was a pilot and belonged to the 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.; grandchildren Ronny Dunning, Daisy Dunning, and Leila Dunning, of Woodinville, Wash.; his 99-year-old mother, Neva Marshall, of Stockton, Kan.; and brother Roger Dunning, of Atchison, Kan. He was preceded in death by his sister, Gloria.
A memorial for Warren will take place next summer.