Lee Bert Turner

Lee Turner

Lee Bert Turner, 93, passed over the River Jordan on March 16, 2013.

Lee is survived by his wife Marian of 67 years of marriage, five children, 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one sister, Carol Colbert of Spokane.

Lee served in the Army for six years, volunteering in April of 1941 and severed honorably in WWII.

Lee was born in Chesaw on April 19, 1919. He lived in Oroville where he raised his family, owned the Standard Oil Distributorship for 10 years and then was a long-term apple orchardist. Lee moved to McKenna, Wash. in the 1990’s to be closer to his adult children.

Lee was known as the kindest man who always had something nice to say about everyone. Whether he was hunting or simply taking a hike and enjoying the wild life. He was a fantastic father that taught each one of his children the importance of God, family and country. He taught that one should always treat others the way you want to be treated and lead by example.

He was gentle, yet firm when it came to protecting his family as they were growing up. His love for his wife grew each day of their nearly 68 years together. He loved unconditionally and will be missed by his family and friends every day.

Lee was surrounded by his loved ones at services in Auburn, Wash., followed by a Military Honor Guard graveside service in Oroville.