Marie Elizabeth Turner, age 80, of Molson died on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at the North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. She was born on Aug. 8, 1930 to Olie and Jessie Rise, at her grandparent’s home on Fletcher Mountain near Molson.
Marie graduated from Oroville High School in 1948. On June 12, 1949, she married Everett Turner and together they had five children. After marrying, they lived on their ranch in Chesaw until 1962 when they moved to Oroville. After retirement, they moved to the family ranch near Molson.
Marie worked as an apple sorter at various apple warehouses in the Oroville area for approximately 25 years. She was a member of the Molson Grange for over 60 years and was also actively involved with the Molson Museum, where she enjoyed greeting museum visitors. One of Marie’s favorite things to do was to help her dad on her parent’s ranch.
She is survived by her husband, Everett of Molson; Four daughters: Christina Christensen and husband Howard of Molson, Cynthia Turner and husband Steve of Oroville, Carol Christensen and husband Randy of Oroville and Celia Ruck and husband Paige of Osoyoos, BC; And one son, Cecil Turner of Okanogan. She is also is survived by 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; four brothers: Darrel (Dorothy) Rise, Floyd (Pat) Rise, Dale (Marg) Rise, Glen Rise and one sister, Joanne (Sam) Gallagher.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Olie and Jessie Rise, and one brother, Roy.
A funeral service for Marie will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. at Bergh Chapel in Oroville. She will be laid to rest at the Molson Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Molson Museum or the Molson Grange.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.