Elizabeth "Berta" Turner
1919 - 2014
BORN
1919
DIED
2014
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Hood Mortuary - Durango
1261 East Third Avenue
Durango, CO
Durango resident Elizabeth Roberta "Berta" Turner died on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at Four

Corners Health Care. She was 95. Mrs. Turner was born on March 28, 1919, in Queen City, MO to

Harry Young and Helen McNaul. She graduated from Queen City High School in 1937. She was on the

basketball and track teams and ran in the time trials for the 1936 Olympic team.

She married Jack Arthur Turner on May 24, 1936, in Elk Point, SD. They had two sons. The family

moved to Sioux City, IA where Mrs. Turner was a member of the City Choir and active in her church

while raising her children and helping her manager husband in the office. The family moved to Denver,

CO in 1956. While living there she began a career in retail sales of women's wear and accessories at The

Denver Dry Goods department store.

After her sons were grown with families of their own she and her husband moved to Durango in 1975.

She worked as a buyer for The Stockman and started and managed a higher end ladies western wear

department until her retirement.

She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Jack Arthur Turner, in 1999, and her oldest son, Robert

Michael Turner, in 2012. She is survived by her youngest son, retired Durango Municipal Court Judge,

David Jack Turner, Sun City West, AZ, her brother, Richard Keith Young, Greenville, SC, eight

grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.

Her cremains will be placed next to those of her husband in Greenmount Cemetery. A celebration of her

life will be held at a later date.
Published by The Durango Herald on Dec. 29, 2014.
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I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, David! Please express my condolences to the rest of your family as well. Sincerely, Paula Liermann
January 2, 2015
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