Our husband, father, grandfather, uncle, step-brother and friend Paul White Warby, 89, died peacefully on Sept. 27, 2011 at his home in Cedar City, Utah after a short battle with brain cancer. He was born on Oct. 28, 1921, in Beaver, Utah, to Henry Bernard and Elizabeth Evelyn White Warby. He enjoyed a delightful childhood growing up in Beaver, but sadly lost his mother in 1930. He and his siblings were then raised with help by other family members. He graduated from Beaver High School and then attended Hollister Junior College in California, staying with an aunt and uncle. After the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant; Bombardier, in a B-24 squadron. He had earlier met Florian Matheson of Parowan, and they were married on July 27, 1944, in Salt Lake City, later sealed in the St. George Temple on Oct. 26, 1944. During the war in the Pacific, Paul flew many bombing missions including the invasion of Imo Jima. He always had friends among his comrades, many of them continuing their friendships until their deaths. Upon his return home from the war, he resumed his college education and moved his family to Logan, Utah, where he attended Utah State University, receiving a bachelors degree in 1949 in Auto Engineering. He remained a true Aggie fan throughout his many years. The family moved back to Beaver where he worked in his fathers automotive/John Deere dealership. In 1953, he received an offer to work at Bradshaw Chevrolet and the family moved to their present home on 1150 West in Cedar City. Later he opened his own small garage and John Deere dealership. He was an automotive instructor at the College of Southern Utah, before returning to Bradshaws as Service Manager. He later finished his automotive career at Tri-State Motors as Service Manager. He renewed his military career by joining the Utah National Guard, serving many years as an officer with the 222nd Field Artillery Battalion, at one time Commander of Service Battery in his native Beaver. He later retired as Major but kept very active in the American Legion, where he also served as Commander. Active in the LDS Church, he served in bishoprics, high councils, Scouting (District Award of Merit- Wood Badge), and callings as a St. George Temple Worker and Stake Data Processing Director. He felt his greatest calling was a Home Teacher, which he faithfully fulfilled. He and Florian helped fund many children, grandchildren and others on their LDS missions, their last male grandchild leaving just this summer. Paul had a firm testimony of the Gospel, the Atonement of Christ and was a great example of Christ-like love and kindness. Together, Paul and Florian traveled to Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, and frequently their favorite spot, the Grand Tetons. In their later years, they enjoyed "trailering" with friends and neighbors to various scenic locations, especially to Zion National Park during each LDS General Conference. At age 87, Paul traveled to his ancestral home of Australia where his oldest son and wife were serving as missionaries. He enjoyed being in the outdoors, on deer hunts, fishing and just taking the family on adventures on mountain roads. After retirement, Paul supervised and helped build a family cabin on Cedar Mountain, which brought immense enjoyment to him and a great legacy for generations to come. He also maintained the pioneer family home in Parowan, which is another favorite family gathering place. Knowing that he might not make his 90th birthday this October, his family honored him and Florian this past July with a family reunion in Cedar City. More than 150 were in attendance, a tribute to them and their great achievements. He is survived by his wife Florian; children, Paul Clint (Joyce), West Jordan; Ilene (Norman) Johnson, Cedar City; Alan (Lorraine) Warby, Santa Clara; Nolan (Ruth) Warby, Logan; Lanor (Kathleen) Warby, Cedar City; 31 grandchildren, 62 grandchildren; and step-sisters, Sharon Hughes, St. George; Judy Johnson, Roosevelt; Susan Maggard, Beaver; nephews, Larry Warby, Cedar City; Dale (Diana) Warby, Las Vegas; John (Pam) Warby, Spanish Fork; nieces, Rita (Cliff) Shotwell, Cedar City; Debbie (Jim) Hurst, LaVerkin. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Keith and Dellano, and sister Lulu.We wish to thank all those who assisted Dad in his last months, especially Marie Prince and her staff as well as daughter Ilene, a registered nurse and other family members. The viewing will be held on Sunday evening, Oct. 2 at Southern Utah Mortuary, 190 North 300 West in Cedar City between 5 and 7 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 3 between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held at the Cedar City 15th Ward Chapel at 500 West 400 North at 11 a.m. Burial with full military honors will be at the family plot at the Parowan Cemetery, with Dads beloved Beaver Mountains seen to the north. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the LDS Church missionary or humanitarian funds.