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Warren Lamar Ector

January 26, 1955October 4, 2020

On the morning of October 4, 2020, Warren Ector of Arlington died at the age of 65. He was the only son of the late Charles L. and Berniece W. Ector. He was a graduate of Hillcrest High School in Memphis, Tennessee and received his BS from University of Tennessee and MS from University of Dallas. He served in the United States Army as Captain in the Field Artillery. For the past 25 years he has worked for the US Department of Veterans Affairs most recently as Associate Director, Procurement (Policy) in Washington, DC. Warren worked hard, but also enjoyed a variety of other interests such as music, particularly going to concerts and playing tennis. He leaves behind Beth Swallow of Arlington, VA, Liem T. Ector of Clearwater, FL, Sharon Haugner (Jim) and Susan Jones (Kevin) and many friends and family members worldwide.


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October 26, 2020

Mr. Ector was such an amazing person and he always lift my spirits when I spoke to him. I always enjoyed speaking with him. Please let me know if there is anything, I can do to support you during this difficult time. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies and condolences for your loss.

Ford Heard

October 17, 2020

So sad to hear about the loss of our friend and colleague. Warren’s passing has touched many which Is evidenced by the loving and heartfelt comments and condolences. He has left behind so many great and fond memories that I hope it will help us get through this difficult time. To his family and friends we share your loss and want you know that Warren was a class act and consummate professional. Rest In Peace my friend.

Kenneth Hayes

October 17, 2020

It is with great sadness that I learn of Warren's passing. We worked together out of VA Central Office and traveled extensively together.
Rest In Peace, you will be missed.

Sheila Wilkes

October 17, 2020

I was saddened beyond belief to learn of Warren's passing.
He was a joy to be with and always had a ready smile and an encouraging word.
I will miss him more than anyone can ever imagine.

Tess Canciller Hinkle

October 12, 2020

Warren and Beth were the ideal couple. A couple that were joyful and loving. The kind that would be together for many, many years, growing old together, spending a life filled of adventures and laughter -- but God had other plans. We will always remember Warren's warm smile and his kindness. Beth, we can't imagine what you must be going through. May you find comfort in all the wondeful memories you and Warren have built all these years. He is smiling from heaven, watching over you and loving you forever. Our deepest condolences --- Tess, Johnny, Tiffany and Gabby.

Sol de Paiva

October 11, 2020

My dear friend, is hard believe that you are not here anymore
Super Tramp music....Don't Leave me now !!!! But you did!!!! I can not reach you. I couldn't save you. I prayed lots. But God decided that he wanted you back!!
Using your words, I love you lots and forever. Rest in peace🌹

Joe Musker

October 11, 2020

Such a kind, sweet soul. Down to earth and he laughed at my silly jokes : ) I will miss seeing Warren at the office with Beth. My thoughts, prayers and sympathies for Beth and Warren's family and friends. Best, Joe

Jane Vergel

October 11, 2020

My sincerest condolences and prayers for Warren and the loved ones he had left behind.

Beth, hugging you with long arms my dear, dear friend.

Athena Forteza Tallroth

October 11, 2020

I am thankful to have met and get to know Warren Ector. I met him through Beth at the Philippines, Arts, Letters and Media (PALM) meetings. It was during a long trip, however, to attend a friends' wedding that I get to know Warren more. I experienced his patience with my difficulty getting in and out of the car. He has the virtues of gentleness, and especially his love for Beth.

May God wrap his arms around Beth and family to comfort them during this difficult time.

Alena Wolflink

October 11, 2020

Our very best qualities are often brought out by those we love, and writing about Warren feels incomplete without talking about Warren’s partner, Beth. Warren matched Beth’s exuberance, intensity, and enthusiasm with a calm energy, quiet teasing humor, and an admiration that had him spending time daily on tennis courts (in any weather and through all sorts of injuries). Warren’s love for Beth drew out and nurtured some of Warren’s subtly and refreshingly unconventional ways of thinking and living. He clearly thought of Beth’s son, Jack, with much fondness; and watching the two of them somehow find common ground about politics was always a treat. I will never forget Warren’s idioms (“what’s really got my goat…”), his interest in history, and the insanely long list of movies that he and Beth were somehow making steadfast progress through. He will be sorely missed.

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