(Oct. 17, 2003)
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, for long-time area farmer Warren Cubbage.
Services will be held at the Church of Christ east of Powell, where he was deacon for many years. He died peacefully at the family farm home in Garland, surrounded by his loving family on Friday morning, Oct. 17.
He was 71. Visitation will be held at Miratsky Easton Funeral Home in Powell from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Warren was born June 11, 1932, at home on the farm, the only child of Jesse and Ruth Cubbage. He attended Powell schools, graduating from high school in 1950. In 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Signal Corps as a powerman until 1955.
Upon returning to Garland, he began his life-long occupation of farming with his father. He loved the land and became a good steward of it. On July 16, 1961, he married his life companion Johanna Louise Schultz at her parents' home in Cody. They were married 42 years. They were parents of four sons and a daughter. Because they believed a farm is the most wonderful place to raise children, they also served as loving foster parents to 50 other children. During his lifetime, he enjoyed being on the Shoshone Irrigation Water Board as a member and eventually as president. Longtime board member of the Homesteader Museum, he also had a keen interest in and knowledge of antique firearms. Along with a group of like-minded friends, he built a highly accurate rifle, and, for his enjoyment, proved it on range targets as distant as 1,000 yards.
Survivors include his wife Johanna of the family farm at Garland, sons Scott (wife Marlene and daughter Linna) of Laguna Niguel, Calif., Mike (wife Tracy, daughter Taylor and son Joshua) of Friendswood, Texas, Tom (wife Tina and daughter Hannah) of Great Falls, Mont., Andrew (wife Anna and daughter Abigail) of Powell and daughter Sara also of Powell. Many other relatives, neighbors and friends loved him and will miss him too.
For those who would prefer, memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Warren's name to the Homesteader Museum or Powell Valley Home Care and Hospice.