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Skyline Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home

4101 NW Skyline Blvd., Portland, OR

OBITUARY

Chester Marty Warnock

May 22, 1937July 21, 2020
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Chester Marty Warnock, 83, of Portland, OR, passed away on July 21st in Vancouver, WA. Born to Chester Leid Warnock and Seville Marty on May 22, 1937 in Pendleton, OR. He is survived by his brother Fred Warnock; son Robert Warnock; daughter Kari Conner; grandsons Brian Conner, Kyle Conner, Steven Conner, and Jason Conner; and great- grandson Leo Conner.

Chester graduated Pendleton High School in 1955; and later graduated Oregon State University 1959 with a Bachelors in Business Administration, and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He enjoyed summers at the Pendleton Round-Up working in the first-aid group, and performing in the Happy Canyon Show. His fondest memories during that time include playing French horn in the 1957 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl marching band.

Chester married Judith Carol Payne in 1960 and worked for Grain Growers in Pendleton, OR; as well as Pacific Finance in Kellogg, ID, before moving to Portland, OR in 1965 to work for Hampton Lumber. He retired in 1999 after 34 years in lumber sales. Golf was his passion, and he was a member of Willamette Valley Country Club for 30 years. He was on several house committees, served as a board member, and was president for one year. He lived for 22 years in Charbonneau where he was a board member and president of the HOA.

Visitation services for Chester Warnock will be held from 1pm to 3pm on Friday, July 31st at Skyline Memorial Gardens.

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    Friday, July 31, 2020

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Bruce Campbell

July 31, 2020

Pendleton High School. 1955

Angela Warnock

July 31, 2020

Dearest Chet:
Thank you for welcoming me into your family when I married Rob. You always greeted me with your generous heartful of love, humor, skillful story telling and most of all a joke, if not several. You always had a drive to put a smile on one's face if not a chuckle in the air!

You will be deeply missed, but forever cherished in my heart!

Funny, you passed away in the month that has been designated to hold the International Joke Day every July 1st.

Last call:

An 8 year old girl went to the office with her father on "Take your kid to work Day". As they walked around the office she started crying and getting cranky. Her father asked what was wrong. As the staff gathered round she sobbed loudly, "Daddy, where are all the clowns you said you worked with?" (985thejewel.com on July 21, 2020).

Dave and Vicki Whalen

July 30, 2020

Dear Rob and Angela,
Our sincerest sympathies over the death of your father who was a good man and we are glad to have known him!
Love Dave and Vicki

Nicholas Whalen

July 30, 2020

Dear Uncle Rob,

I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I can’t imagine what it would feel like to lose a father. You were a father figure to me growing up. Some of my favorite memories involve you: air soft battles at your house, playing halo, camping, and losing at arm wrestling (someday I’ll beat you). Anyways, I just want to say that I’m here for you... like you were for me as a kid.
Love,
Nick

Bruce Campbell

July 30, 2020

Grade Six Lincoln Grade School Pendleton, Oregon 1947-48 Ms York Teacher

Diana Nicolay-Biles

July 30, 2020

I met Chet at Hampton Affiliates and we became good friends. He always made me laugh. He always told me jokes.

On one visit to his home in Wilsonville I was blown away by how organized his clothes closet and shoes were ... he was quite a guy, an amazing man.

He will be greatly missed. RIP my friend.

Andrea foley

July 29, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful photos from Chet's years in Pendleton. I was a classmate from first grade through PHS. Saw him at our last reunion in 2015. Great memories of our 'youth.' Condolences to his large family.

Bruce Campbell

July 29, 2020

Many, Many fond memories,which include those of crawling thru the muddy stuble fields pursueing the wild ducks and geese! (These fields are now the site of the Wildhorse Resort Casino)
My condolences to the famil!

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