1928 - 2013
Clarence was a resident of the Walla Walla valley since 1975. He was born the youngest of 5 boys to Christina and Kiprian Wawrenzuk in Selkirk, Manitoba Canada.
He married Ethel Marie Toews in Vancouver B.C. Canada in 1952 and moved to the U.S. with 3 young children in 1962 for the opportunity of long term employment with Pacific Power and Light.
In his long career in the electrical power industry he built many phases of Walla Walla’s infrastructure while responding in all kinds of inclement weather to restore power to grateful residents, business’ and farmers.
He was a shrewd poker player but was always glad he didn’t do it for a living, he was a graceful and smooth dancer willing to waltz across Texas and he was an avid walker logging 2-4 miles a day.
In his retirement years he travelled broadly exploring Mexico intimately, visited the Vatican and Israel’s Holy Land, Canada’s maritime east coast, the reaches of Canada’s N.W. territories and Alaska and several Southwest points of interest as a snowbird.
He was consistently a member of the Fraternal Eagles lodge, having worked his way through the stations, he served as Honorable Chaplain.
He had a witty and ironic sense of humor that always sparked a laugh, he had a deep curiosity of ancient mysteries viewed on the History channel and above all he valued the virtue of working an honest day!
He gauged life by the sermon of Ecclesiastes, To every thing there is a season… and… There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Ethel Warren; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Tami Warren, Coeurd’alene, Ida., Don and Linda Warren, Sandpoint, Ida.; daughter and son-in-law, Bill and Joan Lewis, Walla Walla; grandchildren, Wes Warren and Angela Miller, Bend; and great-grandson, Cameron Miller; among numerous nieces and nephews.
He will be missed and though his body perish His spirit lives on.