Francis Warnick (1916 - 2015)

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Francis Marion Warnick
Francis Marion Warnick was born October 17, 1916 in Deseret, Utah to Parley Peter and Grace Cropper Warnick. He graduated from Utah State Agricultural College (now Utah State University) in Logan, Utah in 1938 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and was employed at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for 36 years helping develop the water resources of the western United States.
He married Loal Beck in 1939 in the Manti Utah LDS Temple. They are the parents of four children: Bonnie (David) Badger of Nampa, ID, Ray Beck (Myrna) of Salt Lake City, Utah, Jolene (Jim) Ficklin of Las Cruces, NM and Christine Christensen married to Mike Murphy of Blanding, Utah. They have 15 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
At the Bureau of Reclamation he was a contributor to the planning and construction of the Weber Basin Reclamation Project. He also served as a consultant to the National Water Resources Commission, the Taiwanese Government and the country of Honduras.
He was a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, an active member of the Ogden Engineer Club, served on the North Ogden Planning Commission for 11 years and was mayor of North Ogden for four years.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many church callings, including ordinance worker for 5 ½ years in the Ogden Utah LDS Temple and 18 months as a service missionary to the church for water resource matters.
Francis was preceded in death by his wife, Loal; son Ray; granddaughter Robin Warnick; brothers Calvin and Waldo, and grandson-in-law Allen Gunoe. He is survived by his daughters: Bonnie, Jolene and Christine and his many grand, great and great-great grandchildren. Francis passed away at home on the morning of June 13, 2015.
The family is very grateful to St. Alphonsus Hospice and caregivers, Sara, Kelly and Lenora for the kind and compassionate care and assistance given during his last months.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Zeyer Funeral Chapel of Nampa, ID 467-7300 and Lindquist Mortuary of North Ogden, Utah. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20 at the LDS Chapel, 386 East Elberta Drive in North Ogden, Utah with a viewing from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the services. Francis will be interred at the North Ogden City Cemetery following the services.
Donations may be made in his honor to the Idaho Commission for Libraries Talking Book service at and/or to the Perpetual Education Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 50 E. North Temple St. Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on June 17, 2015