Barbara “Ann” Warn

Barbara “Ann” Warn

March 1937 ~ October 2021

Barbara Ann (Warn) Pennington Was Born March 9th, 1937 in Paso Robles California to Claude and Alma Pennington. She was the youngest of three children. Margarett (Haverstock) and Raymond Pennington 

Claude and Alma decided to set roots in Turlock , Ann was from then on a country girl with a love for helping her father and a special love for the animals on the dairy. 

Ann attended Monte Vista Grammar School Then she attended Turlock High School where she  met Richard Warn; the love of her life. The two were married after high school, November 5th 1956. This last November 5th would have made it 66 years of marriage 

Ann and Richard were blessed with three daughters: Rene (Kennedy), Richelle (Varni), and Renette (Cummings). When the girls were all of school age, Ann worked in retail in a variety of different shops: Corriannes Children’s clothing, Miss Margies, and then Expressions Women’s Clothing. 

Ann retired from retail in 1993 and Richard followed suit in 1994. They enjoyed traveling together and have wonderful memories of all the trips they took and camping with family also with the Turlock RV club, 

They also became ‘Snowbirds” meaning that they would travel down south where they had a home for 26 years in warm Indio during the Central Valley winters. 

While in Indio, they enjoyed golfing and meeting new people. Ann was well known for the “Champagne Hole,” meaning that any player who shot a “hole in one” would receive a bottle of champagne. Ann not only achieved this feat, she did so twice! Once with her grandsons while they were visiting and playing alongside her. Dick and Ann made so many special memories at dinner parties; she enjoyed cooking and entertaining. They soon had many new friends and neighbors while being members of the Rancho Casa Blanco group in Indio, CA. Together, Ann and Dick enjoyed special events and trips with their new neighbors. Ann’s warm smile and welcoming heart will be missed by many. 

Ann is preceded in death by her mother Alma (Klee), father Claude Pennington, sister Margarett (Haverstock), brother Raymond Pennington, daughter Rene Kennedy, and grandson Nickolas Warda. She leaves behind her loving husband Richard (Dick) Wam, Daughters Richelle (John) Varni, Renette (Brian) Cummings, Grandsons, Anthony (Danielle) Varni, Johnny (Leslie) Varni, Michael (Erin) Varni, and James (Jimmy) Warda, as well as nine great grandchildren. 

2 Comments

  • Betty Hedstrom November 1, 2021 6:04 pm

    I will always remember Ann . She was a woman of many attributes & our days at Turlock High . Memories ! May God Comfort her family & give them peace in this difficult time . A friend , Betty Hedstrom .

  • Marie Tate December 12, 2021 9:35 pm

    My husband Bob and I would see Ann and and Dick at the 1955 graduating class reunions, as Bob was a 1955 graduate. They were such a delight! Ann had this infectious smile and laughter, that would draw you in. She will be missed. If Bob was still here he would be saddened and want to send his condolences to Dick and family with me.
    Sincerely, Marie Tate

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