Robert Allen Turner
1922 ~ 2017

Robert Allen Turner was born June 8, 1922 in Hoquiam, Washington, the son of Norris Earl and Olive Mae (Downey) Turner. He grew up in Humptulips, Washington and graduated from Quinault High School where he was active in sports and played flute in the band. While attending Grays Harbor Jr. College he enlisted in the Army Air Corp and served at several bases in the United States during World War II.

After the war he married the love of his life, Ruth Nadine Rowe, in Shelton, Washington on May 11, 1946.Their first home was in Aberdeen, WA where he continued his education on the GI Bill and worked at a gas station. Upon graduating from Grays Harbor JC, they moved to Shelton where he worked for Simpson Timber Company in accounting and finance. Here their four children were born: Terri (John) Keene (Deadwood, South Dakota), Diane (Tom) Marshall (Carson City, Nevada) Bob (Hiroko) Turner (Saratoga Springs, Utah) and Janine (Kris) Henry (Klamath Falls, Oregon). He was a member of Active Club, Bayshore Golf Club and the United Methodist Church.

In 1970 a promotion required a move to Arcata, California where he continued to work for Simpson until his retirement in 1977. Bob and Ruth moved to Gilbert, Arizona where they were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They were sealed in the Mesa Arizona Temple in 1992. The couple then traveled and lived in several states including Washington and Utah finally settling at The Charleston of Cedar Hills, Utah.

Bob returned to his heavenly home February 23, 2017 in American Fork, UT at the age of 94. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Lefa Allsup and Imra Preston. He is survived by Ruth, his wife of 70+ years, his sister, Dorothy Kain (South Bend, Washington), his children, 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

A private family gathering was arranged by Warenski Funeral Home.

 

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