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Warner, Kenneth George – Obituary

Kenneth George Warner, 67, well-known sheep man, died yesterday [May 22, 1939] in St. Anthony’s hospital of a complication of illnesses.

He was born in Rutland, Vermont, and came west in 1885 to reside in the Pilot Rock region. In his early life he assisted his father in the sheep business, and later enlisted in The Dalles Company H, participating in overseas activities during the Philippine insurrection.

On returning to Oregon, he went into the sheep business for himself. He was also active in the Oregon Wool Growers Association and for two terms was president of the state association.

He was a member of the Masconic Order in Pilot Rock, Lodge No. 165 A.F. & A.M.; a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and joined the Methodist Church many years ago. His life was one of industry and integrity and his friends were many.

He is survived by his widow, formerly Margaret May Lee, whom he married in 1902, two sons; Lawrence of Pilot Rock; Byron of Burbank, Calif.; one daughter, Ms. R. Allen Bean, of Eugene; two grandchildren, David Allen Bean and Patricia Jean Warner; a brother, Raymond J. Warner of Portland and a sister, Eleanor Richards of Portland.

Funeral services will be held at the Bomboy Chapel tomorrow, 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Louis C. Kirby, Methodist pastor, officiating, assisted at the grave by the Masonic order. Pallbearers are Mervin Gilbert, Hugh Currin, Walter Gilbert, Hugh Currin, Walter Dick, Hans Neilson, Ben Gill and Harley Hinderman.

Honorary pallbearers will be the following members of Malabon Camp, and veterans of the Second Oregon Volunteer Regiment of which Mr. Warner was a member: A. O. Carden, O. A. Constant, G. A. Hartman, William Kupers, J. C. Marin, E. B. Mossie of Pilot Rock, R. B. Wilcox of Hermiston.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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