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Leo Marvin Warren
03/22/1924 — 06/09/2007
From Richland, WA, US | Born in Benton City, Washington
Leo Marvin Warren
Leo Warren, age 83, passed away on June 9, 2007. He was born on March 22, 1924 in Benton City. His mother Mildred raised Leo and his two brothers Gene and Clifford Earl. Leo graduated from Ki-Be high school in 1942 and soon joined the United States Marine Corps. He proudly served in WWII. He spent over two years in the South Pacific. During that time he engaged in three beach head landings, Tarawa, Saipan, and Tinian Islands. He was very proud of being a Marine and being awarded two Presidential Unit Citations. ''Thank you Leo for putting your life on the line for your country and your fellow Marines.''
After discharge Leo started work for DuPont in the transportation field. He worked more than 40 years at Hanford. He enjoyed many years of work, and gained numerous friends. He retired from Rockwell as manager of the Hanford bus and rail department.
Leo met and married his first love Virginia Shay in January 1947. They had 44 wonderful and fulfilling years of marriage. Leo and Virginia were blessed with three daughters, Barbara Warren, Patti Mike McKelvy, and Janet Jim Badden. They have 8 grandchildren, Marvin McInturf, Robert McInturf, Cindi McInturf, Ryan McKelvy, Ginny McKelvy, Megan McKelvy, Jamie Badden and Tanner Badden. Leo was an amazing dad, and loving grandpa. Virginia preceded Leo in death.
Leo married his second wife and previous tour guide Alice Barnett on a trip to Hawaii with Elderhostel. They were married on Diamond Head in June 1992. Alice blessed Leo with 6 step-children: Beverly Bill Hartley; George Peg Barnett; Beth Fred Vickstrom; Bob Colleen Barnett; Charles Ronnie Fletcher Barnett; Jim Lorraine Barnett, plus 12 additional grandchildren. Leo and Alice enjoyed many trips including the Panama Canal; Europe; Alaska, Canada and the United States. Alice preceded Leo in death.
Memorial services will be held at Einan's funeral home in Richland on Thursday, June 14 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, Leo's wishes were for donations to be made to the Tri Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House, 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA 99336.
To Beverly Hartley: Bev, I’m sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds very appropriate to have his funeral on Flag Day! I’m sure he will be missed. Let me know if you need anything. With sympathy, Marchell
Leo will be greatly missed.
I only mey Mr Warren once, but I know his three daughters. Barbara I met in grade school, Patti I worked with and then met Janet. I know Mr Warren was a good man. My Dad, Harold Klusman knew him when he drove bus in the 200 areas. He had to be an amazing man and father to have the lovely daughters and their spouses, and awsome grandchildren. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.