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Maurice A. (Boone) Warner, age 96, passed away peacefully in his home on November 14, 2019. Boone was born on January 22, 1923 in Monroe, Ohio. He was the son of Clarence Warner and Mary Wones Warner.
He attended Monroe schools until his graduation. He earned his undergraduate degree from Ohio University and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, both degrees were in geology. Boone started his career with Chevron and was a proud retiree from Chevron after 33 years of service. As an Exploration Geologist, he had many assignments during his career. He worked in Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Bismarck, North Dakota; Casper, Wyoming, and he finished his career in Denver, Colorado. At the time of his retirement, Boone was Chevron’s chief exploration geologist for the western United States. During his tenure in Guatemala, he was in the first group of non-natives to discover the Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Boone was married for over 60 years to his wife Betty and he settled in Abilene in 2005 to live closer to family. Boone was a highly recognized and honored geologist, but that was unknown to most who knew him. He was a quiet, thoughtful, and unassuming man whose focus was never upon himself. Boone was the rock of the family and made sure everyone knew what was happening with all family and friends who were spread across the nation.
One of his many passions was reading – he was an avid reader and his library ranges from scientific literature to all types of fiction. At Wesley Court, if he wasn’t reading, he would be walking. He clocked many a mile around the lakes and was a routine sight for everyone there. He also loved to play golf and would spend winters in Arizona enjoying walking and golfing. Boone became a world traveler and loved to cruise all around the world. His one true passion, however, was fly-fishing in a clear mountain stream. He was an expert fly-fisherman and would spend two months each year fishing in southern Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Mary Warner; wife, Betty Warner; sister, Jeanette Lamphier; brother, Larry Warner; sister, Bo McNabb; daughter, Terri Bono, and granddaughter, Lucy Bono.
Survivors include his son, Bob Warner and wife Bobbie; grandson, Brody Warner and wife Stacey; great-granddaughter, Hannah Warner, great-grandson, Coby Warner; son-in-law, Joe Bono; granddaughter, Kati Bono, and granddaughter, Barbara Bono.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 525 Beech Street, at 10:00 am. Graveside services will be held in Monroe, Ohio at a later date.
The family would like to thank Hospice of the Big Country, Touching Hearts, Hendrick’s Continuing Care Unit, and The Hamil Family Funeral Home. A Special thanks goes to the nurses and staff at Abilene Regional Hospital.
Memories may be shared and condolences submitted online at www.HamilFamilyFuneralHome.com
Saturday, November 30, 2019
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St. Paul United Methodist Church
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