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Sterling Del Warden

10/20/1963 - 04/25/2020

On Saturday April 25, 2020, Sterling Warden, Loving Son, Brother, Husband, Father, and Grandfather passed away at age 56.

Sterling was born on October 20, 1963, In Mesa, AZ to Linda Daley and Jack Warden. He was an Army Ranger, ERCA World Champion in 1984, and Master Electrician. On April 11, 1987, he married Sherri Smithson and celebrated 33 wonderful years of marriage.  They raised 3 children Rylee (Salvador), Alexis (Michael), and Tanner (Courtney).  He was a proud Papa to his grandsons Ronan and Remington.

Sterling was known for his infectious laughter and witty one-liners.  He loved being outdoors whether it was working on cars, being a part of rodeos, off-roading, or enjoying the company of family & friends.

Sterling proceeded in death his Brother Dusty.  He survived by his Mother Linda, Father Jack, Brother Shannon, Sister Misty, Wife Sherri, His 3 children Rylee, Alexis, and Tanner, and his 2 Grandsons Ronan and Remington.  Funeral services to be announced.


  • Lucille Daugherty

    Sterling will be missed. I had the honor of know Sterling volunteering at Banner Baywood. He was a joy to be around and we worked well together. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • Missy Blackmore

    My heart aches for you and your family. My prayers are with you all and I’m not far from you if you need anything at all. Hold each other close and remember that great smile and all the great times you shared. May God be with your entire family.

  • Gary and Stacey Farr

    What a sweet kind man who we love and will greatly miss. We love you Sherri and are here for you❤️

  • Lowell and Chris Bunker

    Our condolences to Sherri and the kids, I have very fond memories of doing things with Sterling, Dean and Dusty that we hoped Jane never found out about. May the Lord wrap his love around his family at this time and keep you close. We love you all.

  • Isela & Ramón Gallardo

    I have cried several times (including right now) since Sal called to tell us about Sterling’s death. It is so sad for everyone who knew him. And how do you explain it to a 3 1/2 year-old who loves him so much, and who Sterling loved equally. I am glad to have met him, even if only a couple of times, here at our house and at Rylee’s baby shower. May he Rest in Peace. Hugs and love from us to you, Sherri, Alexis and Tanner, and the rest of his family.

  • Isela & Ramón Gallardo

    I cried when Sal called to tell us about Sterling’s death. So young, he will be missed by family & friends, Sherri, Rylee, Alexis, & Tanner. And certainly Ronan who loved him so much and was so close to him. It’s hard to believe he’s gone. May the Lord bring you peace. Be there for each other. Love you!

  • Bonnie Adams McCleve

    Oh my dear sweet Sherri. I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for you and your family.

  • L'Rae Whipple

    Sherri and family, I am so sorry for this terrible loss.

  • Teresa Downs Gamertsfelder

    Sorry can’t imagine another high school friend gone way to soon prayers for all his family.

  • Sorry to hear of Sterling’s passing. We had good times in high school and he will be missed.

  • Sue Copeland

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. RIP Sterling

  • Marjorie Phillips

    So sorry for your loss nd I don’t have the words to ease the pain. My prayers and love to our to all of you. Keep the good memories alive.

  • Mimi Scott-Short

    I’m so sorry to hear this!!!! Its been years since I’ve seen Sterling. Our sons, Mark and Gary used to play with Sterling, Dean, Dusty and Misty when then were young. Sending prayers, hugs and love to ya’ll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Deepest condolences

  • Mimi Scott-Short

    I’m saddened to hear this. Its been years since I’ve seen Sterling. Our boys, Mark and Gary used to play with Sterling, Dusty, Dean and Misty when they were kids. Then we moved away and lost contact with them.
    Sending prayers, hugs and love to ya’ll!!!!!!!
    Prayers for all and my deepest condolences during this difficult time!!!!!!
    Love ya’ll

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