Lives Lived: Dale Warren |

Lives Lived: Dale Warren

With sorrow in their hearts, the relatives of Dale Warren announce he died Feb. 23, of COPD at home. He was 76.

He was born June 3, 1933, in Seattle, Wash., and raised in Walla Walla, Wash. He graduated from Lassen Union High School in Susanville, Calif.

While attending college, he joined the United States Air Force with friends, becoming a flight engineer.

After settling in Sacramento, Calif., he became involved in the cabinet business, eventually owning R & W Cabinets in West Sacramento.

In 1974 he joined his soon-to-be wife, Sylvia, and went on the road doing craft shows and Renaissance Fairs across the country with their creations of jewelry, clocks and sculptures made of horseshoe nails and later adding a line of Southwestern clocks. They also did wholesale gift shows, and their wares were sold in stores throughout the country.

After 35 years of a life filled with friends and adventures they retired in December. Nevada County has been their home for 32 years.

His twinkling eyes, his smile, warmth, humor and love will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He leaves behind his wife, Sylvia Wood; their children, Sherry and Rick Davis, Butch and Marlene Warren, Tammi Warren Silver and Rochelle Law Wagener; his grandchildren and their spouses, Brandy Davis and Melissa, Ryan and Kat Davis and Ricky Davis, Melody Warren and Travis Warren, Brandi Johnson, Marjorie and Walter Golden, Amanda Elsom, Clayton Silver and Madison Wagener; his great-grandchildren Kyrie, Gavin and Nate, his sister and brother-in-law Penney and Greg Busby; his nephews and nieces, Michael and Susanna, Dario and Renee Gargano, Eliza and Aaron Berry, Samantha and Gregg Bennett; and his grand-nephews and nieces, Isabella, Tristan, Adrian, Valentina, Skyler and Rowan; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Cliff Wood and Robin Olsen, Gaye Wood and Gene Henderson, and Jack Wood.

Then there are his Java Gardens Coffee Shop friends, whom he joined daily, and his Better Breathers friends, who will miss those Tootsie Rolls and humor.

Dale was preceded in death by his brother, Dwayne Warren; his grandson Nathan Davis; and his beloved dog of 14 years; Pandora.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Foothills.

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