Friday, July 10, 2020


Moab, UT

79.1 F

    Bonnie Warrington, 1930 ~ 2010

    Featured Stories

    Tales of Trails: Savor spectacular views from thrilling Shafer Trail

    In the 1890s, Moab pioneer brothers Frank M. And John S. Shafer developed the route from what had been a Native American pathway connecting what is now Canyonlands National Park to the river below.

    At 99, Moab man is knighted by France

    “The French people will never forget his courage and devotion to the great cause of freedom,”

    Leaving Guatemala, Part 4: ‘A year in the land of eternal spring’

    Though I planned to return someday, whether as a Peace Corps volunteer or not, this experience proved that even the best-laid plans go awry.

    Leaving Guatemala, Part 3: Sudden departure came with painful goodbyes

    Men donned wooden masks and numerous layers of sweatshirts and ponchos then proceeded to hit each other with whips as they danced around the town square.

    Leaving Guatemala Part 2: There wasn’t enough time to say goodbye

    To say I woke up on the Monday morning of the evacuation...

    Memorial services were held Aug. 21, 2010 in Simi Valley, Calif., for Bonnie Margaret Baldwin Warrington, who passed away Aug. 17 at Tarzana, Calif. Cancer Rehab Center after two years of bone cancer and a broken hip.

    Her sons, Tracy and Virgil were with her, as was Joyce Warrington, Tracy’s wife, from Schertz, Texas, a major in the military, and a doctor. Virgil is a police officer in Valencia, Calif.

    Bonnie was born in Portland, Ore. on Nov. 30, 1930, to Virgil Fay and Lillian Agnus Falconer Baldwin. The family moved back to Utah when Virgil joined his brothers in the Moab Garages & Transportation Co. Virgil had his garage in Green River, Utah until his death in 1961.

    Bonnie went to grade school in Green River and attended four years at Wasatch Academy in Mt. Pleasant, Utah – where she graduate in 1948. She attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. after being the secretary at the Green River School under principal Lee F. Gledhill (1948-50).

    She married Harry Wallace Warrington, who was stationed in Denver, on Jan. 22, 1956. They were transferred to Florida, where Tracy was born Nov. 15, 1956. Then the Warringtons were transferred to Ft. Lewis in Washington, where Harry Jr. was born Nov. 2, 1959. Virgil Dennis was born Jan. 2, 1961.

    The family later moved to Simi Valley, Calif. Bonnie’s husband took a two-year overseas job and Bonnie raised their three sons. She became very active in civic affairs, including Boy Scouts, and Tracy and Virgil both obtained Eagle Scout rank under her guidance.

    Her second son, Harry Jr., died July 4, 1993 in Las Vegas.

    Bonnie was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian, in 1936; her father, Virgil, in 1961; her aunt, Helen Falconer (who helped Virgil raise his two daughters) in 1984; grandson, Austin, 1999; and brother-in-law, Jesse Ekker, 1999.

    She is survived by her two sons, Tracy (Joyce) Warrington, and Virgil Dennis (Amber) Warrington; granddaughter, Ashley Joe; her sister, Barbara Baldwin Ekker, Hanksville, Utah and her seven children; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    Bonnie is also survived by cousins, Dennis Baldwin (Barbara) of Denver; Jean Baldwin Boldt, Denver; Marjorie Baldwin Crouch, Texas; Peggy Vaughn Lawson, New Mexico; and the Falconer cousins in Oregon.

    Share this!

    - Advertisement -

    Latest News

    County: Mask mandate is official

    Southeast Utah Health Department Director Bradon Bradford modeled the local order after those in Salt Lake and Summit counties.

    Lionsback Resort project begins on Sand Flats Road

    The City of Moab will have oversight of the project, which was not something that was always on the table because state law allows SITLA to develop projects without input from local authorities.

    Drought conditions grip Utah; stats are grim

    It’s unlikely things will improve this late in the water year.

    State provides 75,000 more facemasks for Moab businesses, visitors

    Local businesses may pick up free face coverings at the Canyonlands Copy Center, 375 S. Main St., in Moab.

    County approves letter opposing September gas lease sales

    The oppositional letter asserts that the lease sale “threatens the core of our tourism economy by locking in long-term oil and gas leases on and around popular recreation areas that are vital to our local economy.”