Donald D. Warren, 86, made his final curtain call on January 2, 2009. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Judy Warren; children, Diane (Richard) Lindberg of Colorado Springs, Donna (Keith Schmidt) Carpio of Pueblo and Christian (Anne) Warren of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Katelyn Carpio, Zachary Warren and Trevor Warren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Minnie Warren; two brothers; and one sister. Don was born Sept. 12, 1922, in Denver. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a medic for the 134th Combat Battalion. Don graduated from Capital College of Pharmacy, Denver, attended Princeton University and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy. While Don was in Denver, he played with the Big Bands and had a band at Elich Gardens. In Pueblo, he was a pharmacist at the Colorado State Hospital for 14 years and at Parkview Hospital for 12 years. Don was an avid trout fisherman. He enjoyed their second home in Lake City and was involved with the Lake City Community Band as well as the Cabin Fever Players in Lake City. He also acted in many plays for the Impossible Players in Pueblo. Don was an active member of Central Christian Church where he was an elder and taught Sunday school. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave., with the Rev. Dr. David Chambers officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Central Christian Church or Impossible Players, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. We will truly miss this gentle man and his sweet spirit. His humor always put a smile on your face. I always enjoy coaching your grandchildren in baseball during the summers here in Lake City. Don will be truly missed.

  2. Dearest Judy, Donna, Diane, and Chris. My heart is heavy for you all and the loss of Don is great! He was a fabulous man, and will be missed.Sorry that I can’t attend services today, but I’ll keep you close in my heart. Love, Marilyn

  3. I knew him as Donald. The father of my second family. The man who had the driest and funniest humor of anyone I had ever met. He “thanked me for coming to his parties”, he didn’t eat much but soap, and wished me “happy summer, happy spring, happy, happy everything”.

    Donald will remain in my heart forever. I hope he’s entertaining the angels now and he joins in the harp playing as often as possible.

    Judith Joy, Diane, Donna and Chris and families, my thoughts and prayers are with you now at this time of great loss. What wonderful memories he brought to us all!

    Love, Sharon and family

  4. “All the world’s a stage.
    And all the men and women merely players;
    They have their exits and their entrances,
    And one man in his time plays many parts…”

    Donald was a great man, a family man, a friend, a pharmacist, an actor, a fisherman, a trumpet player, a veteran, and a humorist. He was a caring, loving, thoughtful and quiet man. And when he spoke, we all listened.

    Now he is on the greatest stage of all as he exits this world and enters the next.

    My thoughts and prayer are with Donald and his family. My fond memories of this man will be in my heart forever.

    And here’s to one more bar of soap!

    With love and compassion,
    Vicki and Lauren, too!

  5. I regret that I will be unable to attend the Memorial Service for Don due to work commitment but please know I will be with all of you in thought. Dave plans to attend on our behalf. We loved Don and his wonderful sense of humor and always felt that he loved us.It is refreshing to meet someone like Don who just makes you feel so good and Don always did that. He will be missed by us and will live on in our smiling memories of him forever.

    Love Helene Van Manen
    and Dave too.

  6. My condolences to the Warren family. I worked with Don many years ago at Parkview Pharmacy and I remember with fondness his great stories and his many kindnesses.

  7. My deepest condolences to you and your family, Judy. Don was greatly loved and appreciated, and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. I can still envision him sitting on the bench in the park at the Arts & Craft Show in Lake City. I am sure that he and Hil are having a great reunion at this time. Keeping you close in heart and prayer.

  8. God sends us examples of special angels in this life and Don and Judy Warren are two of those angels. What a incredible contribution they have both made to this world and I am so blessed to have known them. Thanks for the wonderful memories. Don is home now and I know St.Judy will continue to help everyone around her. Enjoy life my friend and Don will be there waiting when the angels take you home. Love you, smd

  9. This man, this Donald Dean Warren that my sister was so very lucky to have wed 49 years ago was not just our brother in law but also a close friend. We can only wish that we had as many friends as Don had. It would be wonderful to be able to see Don in heaven right now telling all of his many jokes and stories. We were able to attend one his plays in Lake City; of course Don stole the show. Nancy and I both feel feel that we are much better people just for knowing this friend. Thanks for the stories Don.

  10. When I think of my dear brother-in-law, the words gentle, calm and quiet come to mind. When my daughters were very young, we visited Judy and Don one summer. It was my daughter Shannan’s first trip “away” from home, and she was having trouble adjusting to new surroundings. Don quietly took her into the living room, talking softly and gently and she was soon fast asleep. That’s how I always think of him..
    I never had the privilege of seeing him perform in person, unless the many stand-up routines and recitations in my parent’s dining room count. But, I know theater was in his blood. So, gentle Don, I know you are knocking them dead in heaven! (Please forgive the pun!) Break a Leg!!!
    Love, Becky

  11. My Condolences to the Warren Family. (I grew up in Central Christian Church, (more known as Schartons Granddaughter)I remember the Warrens as wounderful people.) I also send condolences from Sharon Smith.
    Martha (smith) Henderson

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