Warner E. Newby
Jun 28, 1919 - Dec 31, 2011
MGen Warner E. Newby (USAF Ret) 6/28/1919 – 12/31/2011
Warner flew his last mission as he once again joined his wife, Virginia, in their eternal home. A World War II veteran, Warner spent 35+ years in the Air Force. His distinguished career allowed him to pilot over 100 different types of planes, including a German JU-88 warplane which is still on display at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. His proudest career highlights were his influence on the B-52 and C-5 plane production programs.
Warner grew up on a farm in Reedley, CA. At a young age, he left home to pursue his education. He ended up in LA and it is there that he developed a love for planes and flying. WW II broke out and he proudly served his country as a pilot in North Africa.
Before heading overseas, he and Virginia were married in June 1942. They were married for 61 years until Virginia’s death in 2003.
Both Warner & Virginia enjoyed their involvement with the Air Force and were well respected. Upon retirement, they settled in Lompoc, CA where they built their own retirement home. They lived there until Virginia’s death at which time Warner moved to WA to be nearer to family.
Warner is survived by 4 children: Howard, Candy (Gaiser), Laura (McDaniel) and Stephen; grandchildren: Diana Druschba, Julie Newby, Josh Newby; and great-grandchildren: Connor & Colin McDaniel as well as sister, Karen Elliott and many extended family members. In addition to his wife, Virginia, Warner was preceded in death by his oldest grandchild, Scott.
The family would like to thank all those individuals who have been caretakers or friends over the last few years. Warner greatly appreciated your care & concern for him.
Warner will return to CA for burial and a memorial service will be held at a later date in WA.
East Lawn Memorial Park
43rd Street & Folsom Boulevard