Warren L. Dunning

Warren L. Dunning, 79, died at his home in Sams Valley on Nov. 25, 2011.  He was born in Webster, Kans. On Sept. 18, 1932.

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 in Hayden, Colo., on Feb. 8, 1959.

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 transferred to Ashland and was foreman at the Green Springs Power Plant, working for the Bureau of Reclamation in 1979. He was employed at Lost Creek Dam by the Army Corps of Engineers. He retired from Lost Creek in 1996. Later he worked for Touch America for four years.

Warren was a 32nd degree Mason. He was Past Master of the Ashland Lodge, a member of the York Rite and a Scottish Rite Mason. He loved his Masonic work and restoring old engines and tractors.

Warren is survived by his wife, Sunny, three sons, Dale (Janice) of Mercer Island, Wash., Klark, of Portland, and Tom (Gretchen) of Woodinville, Wash.; three grandchildren of Woodinville; his 99 year-old mother, Neva Marshall, of Stockton, Kans., and his brother, Roger Dunning, of Atchison, Kans. He was preceded in death by his sister, Gloria.

A memorial for Warren will be held next summer.

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