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Obituary: Robert Turner

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VERNAL <! > - Robert Turner 80, passed away quietly at his home the morning of January 5, 2002 in Vernal, Utah.

He was born May 30, 1921 in Heber City, to John Muir and Anna Wilmore Turner. He grad-uated from Wa-satch High School and Wasatch Stake Seminary in 1940. He served his country in World War II as a U.S. Army Engineer from Nov 5, 1942 to Nov 14, 1945. He landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, survived two injuries and served through the remainder of the war in France. Robert mar-ried Elouise Nielson Feb 24, 1950 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in various positions throughout his life. Robert and Elouise served together in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Mission. Robert loved to drive around his farm and neighborhood. He will always be remembered for the quiet acts of kindness he performed along his drives. His lifetime was spent in the lumber and construction industries. At age 17, he and his brother Ben built their first house in Heber City, where he worked with his father at the family lumber yard. In 1949, he moved to Vernal to manage Turner Building Supply which he bought in 1976 and has successfully operated for over 20 years. He was involved in the construction of many homes, schools and churches in the Uintah Basin. He was also an active participant in the construction of many community projects. He built not only many buildings and a thriving business, but also a large loving family and numerous friendships.

He is survived by his wife, Elouise; their four children, Mary Jean (Merton) Robb, Salt Lake City, Vivian (Bud) Mackay, Portland, OR, David Turner, Vernal, Kenneth (Connie ) Turner, Prescott, AZ; grandchildren, Quentin, Shelly, Brian, Russell, Megan, Levi, Jay Cee, Anne, Weston, Wyatt, Cassidy; and great-grandchildren, Kylee, Cameron. Preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Brian David.

Services will be Tues. Jan 8, 2002, 11a.m., Naples First Ward LDS Chapel, 2313 S. 1500 E. Friends may call Mon. 6-8 p.m., Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary, and Tues. at the chapel one hour prior to the services Burial, Vernal Memorial Park with military honors by the American Legion. Directors, Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Fund, Temple Fund or Education Fund.