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Warren Don Woodbury

01/22/1957 - 11/29/2015
Service Date: 12/12/2015
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1150 W. Elliot, Gilbert, Arizona

Warren Don Woodbury, age 58 passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 in Gilbert, AZ after a long, brave battle with Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy (MMD).

He was born January 22, 1957 to the late Donald and Thelka (Flake) Woodbury in Murray, Utah; the fifth of six children. Warren was very proud of his deep Arizona roots being the great grandson of William Jordan Flake, founder of Snowflake, Arizona. He moved to Mesa in 1975 in time to graduate from Westwood High School; he then served a two year mission for his church in the Missouri – Independence Mission.

He married his sweetheart Joycene (McAtee) Woodbury in the Mesa LDS temple for time and all eternity August 10th of 1979, and together they had three children while he worked for UPS (22 years). Warren completed Woodbadge which earned him a Beaver in scouting and enjoyed road trips, camping, marveling at the beauty of nature, as well as sharing childhood stories, singing and playing games with friends and family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years Joy; his children: Stephanie (Keith) O’Hare, Brittany Woodbury, Douglas (D.J.) Woodbury; his two granddaughters Lilith and Lotus O’Hare; three Sisters: Myrna Jensen, Marvella Bath, Connie Kelly; brother: Jerry Woodbury; his cherished dog’s: Buster and Mr. Darcy; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents and oldest sister Loris.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11 A.M. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building on 1150 W. Elliot Rd, Gilbert, AZ, 85233, with a public viewing prior at 9:00 AM with burial to follow immediately after at the Mountain View Memorial Gardens. The family asks that in lieu of flowers please donate to www.myotonic.org to help fund research for MMD.



  • michelle farias

    I express my condolences and send my love to the wonderful Woodbury family. May you find peace and comfort during this time of grief.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all the family as they say their earthly good byes to Warren. I love the picture you used…that is the way Warren looked when first met you all!!!!

  • Joy, my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort are with you and your family.

  • Cathy Whitaker Hutchings

    I am so sorry to hear of Warren ‘ s passing. We were cousins and played together at Grandma Woodbury ‘ s house. Sending love from the Whitaker family!

  • Lori & Ed Crofutt

    Warren, you will be missed. Our fremont gatherings always had much laughter when you were there especially when playing the game “Who knew”. You had such a wonderful personality and sense of humor. Our hearts are heavy, but a bit lighter knowing you have no more pain our friend. So glad to have had the opportunity to get to know you.

  • I am going to miss Warren @ the get together’s. Had a fun time with him at the one at Manny’s place!!

  • Jacqueline Grado

    My condolences to his family and friends.

  • We express our sincere condolences and send our love to the Woodbury family. May you find peace and comfort during this time of grief. Peace be with you Warren Woodbury you are a wonderful man and will tru
    ly be missed.

    The Brown Family

  • Sincere condolences for your loss. I pray you find comfort in the great memories you all carry in your heart. Much love and hugs.

  • To Mr. Woodbury’s family, I’m very sorry for your loss. It’s my hope that you can draw comfort and strength from Jehovah God’s promises at Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29. These promise a time when there will be no more pain, sickness, or death, and we will be able to see the loved ones we have lost.

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