Alan Udell Warner was called home Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. He came to this earth on June 22, 1944, as the caboose to James LeRoy Warner and Helen Lizzie Lundquist’s family. He was born in American Falls, ID. He has two older brothers, Lavon and Duane, and one older sis, Arlene.
He attended Aberdeen High School and later served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Australia Perth mission. To everyone’s amusement, he brought home a Cockatoo all the way home in his suit jacket.
After his mission, he attended Ricks College where he met the love of his life, Julia Bragg of American Falls. They were married in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple June 3, 1966. They celebrated 56 years of marriage this summer.
He was determined to find a career to support his family and began working at Union Pacific Railroad as a machinist’s assistant. During this time, he invented an airbrake system which is still in use today. He worked up the ranks to become an officer and manager of operating practices.
Alan was known for his ability to fix just about anything. His love and understanding of electronics was before his time. If it was broken, you could just call Alan and he was always happy to help. He served as the ward family history consultant for many years and had a great wealth of knowledge regarding research and constructing family history charts.
He loved fishing and spending time in the mountains of Island Park where his family and extended family spent a few weeks every summer. Fly fishing and tying his own flies were among some of his hobbies.
Alan will be greatly missed by his family: his loving wife Julia; his children, Eric (Sharon) Warner, Kirk (Jean) Warner, and Terri (Ben) Decker; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The visitation will be from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and the funeral will start at 12 noon on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the LDS Church on 650 Pocatello Avenue, American Falls. Burial will be at the Aberdeen Cemetery. Condolences may be shared and the funeral viewed live streamed at www.davisrosemortuary.com.
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