Warren Sartwell Memorial Service

Celebrating the Life of Warren Ray Sartwell

Saturday, October 1, 2016 • 10 a.m.• Newberg Friends Church


Warren Ray Sartwell was born March 23, 1940, in Salem, Oregon, to Floyd R. and Lucille P. Sartwell. Born with cerebral palsy, he had noticeable limits in mobility and speech.

Warren was a life-long volunteer.  For more than 25 years he served in the two-year-old nursery of Newberg Friends Church, getting down on the carpet to provide a friendly presence for toddlers to greet and receive a warm hug. He also volunteered in the children’s department of the Newberg Public Library, shelving books and finding just the right book for kids.

His life’s work turned out to be helping children and others learn to be around people with disabilities and to discover what good friends they could be.

Warren is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Richard and Linda Sartwell of Newberg; nieces Deborah Sartwell of Lansdale, PA, and Elissa Sartwell of Jackson, MS; grand niece Anju Rajhansa of Lansdale; and countless friends.

The Newberg community has been generous and kind with Warren over the years, and he deeply appreciated it. So has his family. Your visits, your trips out for an ice cream cone or lunch, your cards and calls—these frequently brought great joy to him and he would report to the family: “That really made my day!”  You blessed him in many ways and we thank you for it!  — the Sartwells

Memorial contributions may be made to the Newberg Public Library children’s department (503 E. Hancock Street, Newberg, OR 97132) or the Newberg Friends Church nursery (PO Box 487, Newberg, OR 97132).

A Transformed Life

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