In Memory

Marlene Dey (Warner) - Class Of 1969

Marlene Dey (Warner)

Marlene "Marla" Dey Warner
1951 - 2020

Marlene J. “Marla” Warner, 68, a 34-year resident of Annapolis, MD and previously of San Diego, CA, passed away on February 6, 2020. Born on June 26, 1951 in Sapporo, Japan to Eiko and the late Benjamin Dey, Marla grew up as an Air Force “brat”. Her family relocated several times during her childhood to U.S. bases in the Midwest and California. After graduating from high school in 1969, Marla joined the U.S. Air Force herself where she served as an air traffic controller for three years.
Upon completion of her military service, Marla joined Grumman Aircraft in Isfahan, Iran supporting the F-14 Tomcat program there and later Grumman Energy in San Diego. At the same time, she began studies through the University of Maryland and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1983. Marla began a 31-year career at the National Security Agency in 1988 as an Intelligence Analyst. She worked in a variety of mission areas with the last one being the Agency Director’s number-one priority. Marla was a diligent and accomplished analyst, well respected and loved by her colleagues.
Marla actively supported animal welfare charities and military service organizations. She enjoyed cooking, caring for and feeding local wildlife, and assembling an array of valuable collectibles.
In addition to her father, Marla was preceded in death by four of her seven siblings, Susan Dey-Hobson of Sacramento, CA, Robert Dey of Tacoma, WA, Linda Freyslaben of Antelope, CA, and Stephen Dey of Oklahoma City, OK.
She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Carl Warner; her mother, Eiko Dey of Shalimar, FL; two brothers, David Dey of Panama City, FL and Paul Dey of Sacramento, FL; many nieces and nephews and her devoted “girls”, pets Penny and Pipper.
A memorial gathering will be held in the near future and burial will be scheduled at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Best Friends Animal Society of Kanab, UT or Wreaths Across America of Columbia Falls, ME.


The Johnson High alumni will miss Marlene very much.