We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel
Warren Lindsey Mallory passed away on May 6, 2022 on his 91st birthday. Warren was born on May 6, 1931 and was the son of Leon Mallory and Wilma Courtney Mallory. He grew up on the family ranch in Bartlett, Oregon among the Blue Mountains. Warren graduated from Clarkston High School and was active on the Track and Field Team. His best event was the long jump which took him to state finals.
After graduating from high school, Warren attended Northern Idaho College of Education (NICE), now Lewis Clark State College (LCSC), in Lewiston, Idaho studying education and was a member of the track and field team. When the Korean War started, Warren joined the Navy in 1949, and spent four years on the destroyer-mine sweeper USS Carmick (DMS-33) as a radar man, 2nd Class Petty Officer. He served in the navy off the coast of Korea and in the South Pacific, near the Bikini Islands when they were testing the H-Bomb. When Warren was discharged from the Navy, he enrolled in Washington State College, now WSU, on the GI bill where he received his BS (55') and Masters (56') in Agronomy (Soil Science).
On August 19, 1956, Warren married Donna Lee Rydrych in Lewiston and they lived on campus until graduation. After graduation Warren joined Union Oil, now Unocal, in the PureGro agriculture division that manufactures fertilizer and chemicals for farm use. He started in the Yakima and Walla Walla area training farmers and retailers on the use of their products. He later moved to PureGro's office in Caldwell, Idaho known as Feed Service and over the next 30 years grew the business in five states (Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada). Warren also served as past president of The Northwest Plant Food Association and was a member of the Nampa Countrymen's and Elk's Clubs.
Warren and Donna Lee were married for 66 years and raised their family south of Nampa, Idaho where Warren enjoyed raising hay, cattle and horses on their small 40 acre ranch. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and managing his apartment rentals. During his retirement years, Warren and Donna Lee enjoyed time with family and friends traveling including many trips to McCall, Idaho with their granddaughters, meeting with his Nampa coffee group every morning, attending BSU Football Games, and playing golf three times a week, including shooting a hole-in-one.
Warren is preceded in death by his parents Leon and Wilma Mallory, and his sister Evelyn Adamson. He is survived by his wife Donna Lee; son Scott (Maria) and their daughters (Lauren and Lindsey) and his daughter Suzanne Mallory.
The family would like to thank the staff and care givers at Overland Court Assisted Living.
A celebration of life reception will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S., at 4:30 p.m. A private internment of ashes will be held at New Meadows Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Jude's (stjude.org).
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