April 6, 1945 – April 19, 2012
On April 19, 2012, an angel came from heaven and took our beloved husband, daddy and Grandpa Mac by the hand and led him home.
Dave was born to George and Mildred Warfel in Lovell, Wyoming, on April 6, 1945. He attended school in Hyattville, Greybull and graduated from Basin, Wyoming, after which he went to Casper College.
Dave met the love of his life, Sandra Jane Smith, in May of 1962 and the couple married on April 9, 1966. From that day forward, the couple would remain devoted, each other’s right hand and best friend. The couple’s joy continued when they were blessed with two beautiful girls, DaNae and DaNette. Dave felt so blessed to have his three girls protecting him through his life.
In 1990 Dave was then blessed again with his “one and only” grandson, Gene. Dave learned early on in his life the Lord was not done blessing him with beautiful women. In 1993, along came his first two granddaughters, Lacee and Brailey; in 1995 granddaughter number three, Kobie; 1999, Rylee; and last but not least 2001, his last granddaughter, Harlie.
He is survived by Sandi, his wife of 46 years, and their daughters, DaNae (Pablo) Good and DaNette (Dave) Messinger.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his mother and father-in-law.
Mac, thank you for always being our rock in our day-to-day struggles; you always made us believe that if we believed in ourselves, there wasn’t anything we couldn’t do.
Daddy, being your daughter was a blessing from above. You were an example every day of what a true father and husband should be. Your loving word of wisdom could always soothe a broken heart. You’re in our hearts forever and no man could ever fill your shoes.
Babe . . . I miss and love you so much. Right now my heart hurts so bad for the love we have always had, but comforts me in knowing we will be together again.
A viewing was held on Monday, April 23, 2012, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Atwood Family Chapel in Greybull. Pastor Derek Mowery officiated at the service. Burial followed at the Donald J. Ruhl Memorial Cemetery in Greybull and a reception followed at the Greybull Elks BPOE Lodge #1431.
Memorials will be received in Dave’s name at Security State Bank, P.O. Box 531, Basin, WY 82410-0531. Proceeds will go to Hands Across the Saddle.
Atwood Family Directors, Inc., was in charge of arrangements.