Green River Star -

Jerry Warby


August 1, 2018

Courtesy photo

Jerry Warby

Jerry Warby, age 89, passed away of natural causes at his home in Yuma, Ariz., July 23, 2018, with family at his bedside.

He was born in Green River June 24, 1929, to Glen and Mabel Warby.

Daddy married the love of his life, Margaret Stacey, Nov. 4, 1948, in Rock Springs. The two soon moved to Green River, where Daddy worked as a mechanic and a welder on the Union Pacific Railroad for over 40 years before he retired in 1987.

Daddy was an avid rock hound and gardener.

He was widely known for his collection of fossils, the jewelry he made from stones he found, cut and polished, and pictures of old houses and churches he made with tiny pieces of petrified wood. He was also known for his lovely yards that featured beautiful flowers, thick grass, sculptured bushes and rock gardens. Daddy and Mama were snowbirds in Yuma, Ariz., for more than 20 years, until they made their final move there in 2012.

Daddy and Mama loved to dance and were known for always holding hands, even as they slept in their recliners. Together they built a large and loving family.

Daddy is survived by his wife Margaret; his four children, Shirley Warby of Thornton, Colo., Maurie White (Roger) of Yuma, Ariz., Karen Pilley (Steve) of Rock Springs and Stacey Warby of Green River; seven grandchildren, multiple great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. Daddy is also survived by one sister, Darlene Shepard of Green River; one sister-in-law ,Evelyn Warby (Rudy) of Ogden, Utah, and numerous nieces and nephews whom he deeply loved and spent many joyful hours with camping, fishing and water skiing.

Daddy was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters –Karen Warby, Glenda Borzea (John), Patsy Wood (Jim), and his brother Rudy Warby.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Yuma, Ariz., located on the northwest corner of 14th Avenue and 16th Street.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the St. Paul's parking lot fund at St. John's Episcopal Church in Green River.


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