vonne Marie Warner, age 71, died peacefully at home on July 9, 2013, following a brief struggle with ALS.
She was born on November 17, 1941, in Walla Walla to Douglas J. and Virginia M. Gascon White. Yvonne grew up in Walla Walla and attended St. Patrick`s Catholic School. On October 16, 1968, she married Charlie O. Warner, Sr. Her life was spent raising their five children, doting on her thirteen grandchildren and living her faith. Occasionally, she would take a job to help support the family. The job she enjoyed the most was working with the special needs students as a bus aide for Walla Walla Public Schools.
Yvonne was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Charlie; sons, Charlie Warner, Jr., Jim (Linda) Warner; daughters, Ginger (Bill) Heiser, Lucy (Jerry) Poirier, Stephanie Warner, all of Walla Walla; 13 grandchildren; sisters, Coralee Baucher, Burbank, WA and Donna Heiser, Walla Walla; brothers, Bob White, Kennewick, WA and David White, Pendleton, OR; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Byers, brothers, Ron, Dick and Doug White.
Viewing & visitation will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 1:00 PM until after the Rosary at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA. The Rosary will be recited on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 5:00 PM at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St Patrick Catholic Church with Father David Kuttner, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Yvonne M. Warner Memorial Fund through the funeral home.