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Warren C. Anglin, Jr., 78

| November 15, 2023 1:00 AM

Warren passed away during a sunny break from the rain Sunday, Nov. 5.  He was released from 12 years of earthly fear, pain, anger and the confusion of Alzheimer's.  

Warren was born in San Francisco, Calif., on Oct. 11, 1945, to Glady's (Fisher) and Warren Anglin, Sr. Warren was the eldest of four, with brother Jim and sisters Candyce and Cathy following. The family lived in San Francisco until Warren was 15 and moved to Boulder Creek, Calif., a small town in the redwoods just north of Santa Cruz, Calif. He lived the full life of a teen in the sixties. Warren graduated from San Lorenzo Valley High School in 1963.

Warren met his wife, Joanne Anderson, two years after graduating. They dated for 1 1/2 years before marrying in June of 1966. They had two children, Candyce and Warren, III (Buzz). Warren worked for Santa Cruz Lumber Co. for two years. He then got the break to begin learning his lifelong trade as a machinist at San Jose Die Casting. Housing and everyday rising prices of country living encouraged the couple to look elsewhere to live. 

In the summer of 1973, the family took a tour of the northwest and down into Colorado. They visited the areas around Shriner's Hospitals. Their lifelong friends, June and Fred Peterson, had just moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and that led to Warren and Joanne settling into the area. In 1974, the family moved to Post Falls, Idaho. Warren and Joanne were able to buy a home and began to live the American dream of home ownership. Warren always worked in the Spokane area as wages and benefits were better. His last job of over 29 years was at Altek in Liberty Lake, Wash. Warren rode and raced motorcycles for 10 years, starting around his late teens. He raced motocross and did a lot of trail riding. Warren was in a car accident in 1974 just after moving to Post Falls. He broke his neck and had two skull fractures. His wife then "encouraged" him to end his hobby of motorcycle riding. Warren loved to play basketball, softball and soccer. He was on many teams through the years. He hunted with his buddies and never shot his rifle. He enjoyed the hiking, camping and the times around the campfire.  

Warren and Joanne loved to travel. It started with small trips not far from home and trips to see family in California. Joanne was a homemaker until 1987 when Joanne went into the workforce and started a travel savings account.

They went all over the West and did all the states on the east coast but Florida. Warren visited all but three of the major national parks in the continental U.S. and Denali in Alaska. He ended up visiting 37 states and traveled to 15 countries on two other continents. Warren traveled to England five times as Joanne's mother lived in England. Two visits were to see Joanne's mother and three visits took Candyce and Buzz and their children as they aged up. All got one trip each. Warren frequently told other travelers that he was just a long to carry the luggage. He was interested in history, anything old and loved the wonders of the Earth.

Warren had many close friends. There were many gatherings for potlucks and when he was there, laughter always followed him. Oh, the stories that man could tell and they were all true! Warren and Joanne were married for 57 years and shared laughter and tears together. Warren and Joanne's son, Buzz, passed away several years ago from cancer, leaving three granddaughters, Leigh, Paighton and Breaydyn. Candyce had a grandson, Bryan Anglin, and granddaughter, Amanda (Frank) Denny. He was a beloved great-grandfather to Bryan's and Christin's two children, Kaden and Ainsley. Warren was an involved grandfather and loved to make his grandchildren laugh with his silly antics. 

Warren was preceded in death by his son, Buzz, and his sister, Candyce, at age 15. He is survived by his wife, Joanne, daughter Candyce Frank (Terry), brother Jim Anglin and sister Cathy Burke (Andy), sisters-in-law Laurie Hennig (Dan), Dana Machado and Lynn Markley. Thirteen cousins and too many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews to name. Warren and Joanne's best friend, June Peterson, and dear and lifelong friends Marsha Weigley, Janice Overman, Alexis Davis, Rick Wiley and Fred Peterson. 

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