John Rollin (Rollie) Warner

1928 - 2017
John Rollin (Rollie) Warner passed away Tuesday, February 14, at the age of 88. He was born Dec 3, 1928 to John Edgar and Ester Louisa Barrus Warner in Grantsville, UT. He is proceeded in death by his parents, brother Kenneth, sister Leila, sister Sandra, and brother Francis. He is survived by son Jon and wife Laura, daughter Manetta and husband Mark Dillingham, son Christopher and wife Kathleen, and son Donald and wife Juvy. Rollie joined the US Navy at age 18. While stationed in San Diego, California he met and married Sandra Ann Meckstroth, a fellow sailor. They were married October 31, 1953 and later sealed in the Los Angeles Temple. Rollie and Sandra were married for 45 years until Sandra’s death in February 1999. He leaves behind 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren from his first marriage. Rollie married June Hale on September 6, 2000 in the Salt Lake Temple. June preceded him in death in August 2010. He was accepted into the family by Kris Johnson and husband Steve, Rex Stromberg and wife Debbie, and Jim Hopkin and wife Cindy. He was quickly adopted by her grandchildren and great grandchildren who they called Grandpa Rollie. He leaves behind 7 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He was proud to call himself a Navy Veteran and retired after 20 years of service. After his retirement from the Navy, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Utah and earned a certificate of teaching in special education. He was a teacher in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Clarksville, Tennessee, and Idaho Falls, Idaho. He also spent 5 years working for the LDS church as an electrician building chapels in Allentown, Logan, West Virginia, and Clarksville, Tennessee. Upon retirement from teaching he and Sandra would spend summers working for Hamilton Stores in Yellowstone National Park until mom passed away. He and June worked one summer in Yellowstone before serving an LDS mission assignment as Temple Square workers prior to June passing. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on February 21, 2017 at the Grantsville 12th Ward, 428 S Hale, Grantsville, Utah. A Viewing will be held from 10-11:30 prior to services. Interment will be at Grantsville Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of Diamond Jane's Assisted Living for their love and care for the past few years. A thank you to Mountain West Medical Center for the care provided for the last few days. Both provided great care and comfort for Dad.

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