Warren Ronald Prouty

Warren Ronald Prouty passed away on Feb. 29, 2024, in Walla Walla, Wash. He was born June 19, 1933, out on the Weiser Flat to Kenneth and Kathrine (Gleim) Prouty. 
 The family moved to the Dixie Creek area out of Midvale when he was young. He attended Midvale schools until he left in 1951, to join the United States Air Force. He traveled the world for a total of 22 years, doing two tours in Vietnam, and receiving several Air Medals, and the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal. 
 During this time, he married his hometown sweetheart, Rita Leone Poulson on Aug. 4, 1954, in Yakima Wash. They raised their three children, Terrie, Karen and Bart, in many different parts of the world. 
 He enjoyed the outdoors, always taking the family camping and hiking, no matter where they lived. When traveling from one duty station to the next they always took a little time to explore the wonders of the world.
 After Warren retired from the Air Force, he worked as an automotive mechanic until he found his second career as a semi-truck driver.  He purchased his first “big rig” around 1980, and started traveling the United States and Canada with Rita by his side when she could. He did this for almost 20 years, before his second retirement and earning yet another extraordinary award of one million accident-free miles. For this he earned a Hawaiian vacation for two. 
 He was always on the move, gardening, and doing other outdoor things upon his second retirement. Warren and Rita also took on the job of campground hosts for several years and traveled to Arizona during the winters. From all his experiences, he had many stories to tell, and he did a fine job of it. He loved to share his stories. 
 Warren is preceded in death by his wife Rita; daughter Terrie; his parents; his sisters, Mary, Dorothy, Lillian, Catherine and Marie; his brothers, Charles, Ralph, Bill, Allen, Frank, Norman and Galen. 
 He is survived by his daughter Karen, and son Bart (Carolyn); brothers Kay, of Vancouver, Wash. and Edgar, of Towson, MD; five grandsons, 17 great-grandchildren, and a few great-great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins and nieces and nephews.
 A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 15, 2024 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Weiser, Idaho. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.


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