Oliver Kenneth Warden, 79, a resident of San Lorenzo, NM, entered eternal rest Sunday, November 4, 2012 at his residence. 

He was born October 9, 1933 to Oliver Davis Warden and Rosa May Wirth Warden in Wirth, AR.  Kens greatest Loves and Joys of his life, were tied into his toys. His Motor Coach Touring days carried him and his guests through much of the US. He was a great people person, loved to travel and enjoy and learn about new places and people. When he retired we explored many parts of the US in our truck and fifth wheel trailer. Mid life found him spending many hours racing and sailing his 22 foot sailboat. In his later years he took up his life long love of flying. His plane, an Ercoupe, The White Dove, will remain in our hearts forever.  The last part of his great journey of life he enjoyed playing 8-ball pool with his friends. Oliver was a past Master of the Fort Lupton Masonic Lodge, Colorado where he was a Member for 50+ years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 15 yrs. Elaine M. Warden of the family home; one daughter, Audrey Dunn of Longmont, CO; four step-daughters, Cheryl Arledge and husband Jean of Kernersville, NC; Lori Rago and husband Michael of Chicago, IL; Jody Janos of Mineola, FL; Renae Phelps and husband Steven of Broken Arrow, OK; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Verna Glantz of Milkin, CO; Barbara Kuel and husband Gene of Thornton, CO; sister-in-law, JoAnne Warden of Green Valley, AZ; numerous nieces and nephews. 

Service will be held at a later date in Colorado..  A Celebration of his life memories will be held Friday, November 9th from 2-4pm at the Roundup Lodge in Mimbres, NM.  Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory.  Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ 575-537-0777.  To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

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