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Warren "Pink" J. AhlstromJune 21, 1923 ~ December 21, 2017 (age 94)
Warren J. “Pink” Ahlstrom passed away from natural causes in Logan, Utah on December 21, 2017, at the age of 94. He was born June 21, 1923 in St. John, Utah to Elmer Hardin and Ethel Azalea Ahlstrom. He married Mary Lou Penney on January 28, 1955 and was sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple in 1967. After her death in 1997, Warren married Irmgard Davis August 2008.
While growing up in St. John he enjoyed playing baseball, hunting, working on the family farm and other ranches. He always had horses and trained them to rein and travel well. Pink served in the Navy and then worked Civil Service Employment at Dugway Proving Ground. He retired after 32 years. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, who served in three bishoprics and various other callings. Even in his failing health, he chose each week to attend the Rush Valley ward to partake of the sacrament.
Pink had a passion for music and taught himself to play the mandolin. He has played it now for over 60 years. He encouraged each of his children to play instruments and they formed a family band where they played at various functions all over the state of Utah.
He is survived by Billy Ahlstrom (brother), children Gary Edgeman, Vickie Duncan, Marty and Jamie, Daren and Kristy, Rose Wacondo, and 15 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, five siblings, wives, Mary Lou Ahlstrom and Irmgard Ahlstrom, daughter Jeannie Hogan, son-in-law Bob Hogan, son-in-law Shane Duncan, granddaughter Tara Fulmer and grandson Taft Ahlstrom, and great granddaughter Eeona Ruiz.
Viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 26th at Tate Mortuary 6-8pm. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 27th in Rush Valley, Utah at the Rush Valley Ward Building at 11am, a viewing prior to the service will be held from 10-11am. Interment will be held at the St. John Cemetery. A special thank you to the Cache Valley Assisted Living Center and Hospice for the care they rendered to Pink.