Richard William Warmington, 64, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019, in Fort Rock.
He was born on Aug. 21, 1954 in McMinnville to George and Barbara Warmington.
Rick was raised on his family’s dairy farm where they milked Holstein and Jersey cows. He graduated from McMinnville High School in 1973 before he went onto serve as an Oregon FFA State Officer.
In 1975, he married his high school sweetheart and life-long love, Sue Reynoldson. In 1976, Rick and Sue moved to Fort Rock where they began their family farm. Rick’s funny, passionate and spit-fire personality helped him quickly become part of the community and a friend to everyone.
With the same spirit, he built his family of one son, Danny, and two daughters, Anna and Grace. Later in life, he welcomed six wonderful grandkids. Rick and his grandkids shared an inherited love for life, and in that way, a piece of him will live on.
Rick truly carried the heart of a farmer throughout his life and is remembered for his beautiful alfalfa farm, creative mechanical solutions, and love for off-season vacations with his loving wife. It is difficult to forget a man like Rick Warmington, and those who were lucky enough to know him, never will.
Rick is survived by: his wife, Sue Warmington; son, Danny Warmington; daughters and sons-in-law, Anna and Jared Kerr and Grace and Matt Haskins; brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Susan Warmington; sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Wally Rutledge; grandchildren,Tanner Kerr, Tate Haskins, Devin Kerr, Ember Haskins and Jack Kerr; and step-granddaughter, Kira Thomas.
Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Fort Rock Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to North Lake School, C/O North Lake FFA, 54566 Fort Rock Rd., Silverlake, OR 97638
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel had charge of the arrangements.