Warren Lee Banfill, 80, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 31, 2019 surrounded by close family and friends.
Warren was born in Modesto, California in 1938 to Harold and Emma Banfill. He attended Modesto High School where he met his wife Diana.
Warren spent his early career as a butcher and salesman. Most of his working life he was an entrepreneur. After settling with his family in the Glen Canyon City (Big Water) area in the early 1970s, he began making custom knives under the name “Banfill Blades”. Several successful businesses followed. Many area residents and business people may know Warren best as the owner of Cutter Custom Marine Canvas, which he operated from 2000 to 2010 with his wife, Diana, and son, Jeff. Warren was a well-known and respected member of his community.
Warren is survived by his wives Diana, 60 years, and Shelley, 44 years; four sons and two daughters: Jeffrey and Evangeline Banfill, Dennis and Tammy Banfill, Robert and Mary Rose Banfill, Paula and Peter Thompson, Rebecca Banfill, and Levi and Amber Banfill; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews and relatives.
A special thank you to the people at Zion’s Way for their loving care and support throughout the previous year. The assistance they provided allowed for Diana to care for Warren in their home until his passing.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 12th 2019 at Warren and Diana’s home in Big Water, Utah.