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Linda M Turner

July 8, 1939 — May 4, 2021

Linda M. Turner passed away on the evening of May 4, 2021 in Loma Linda, California. Linda was born in El Centro, California to Loyd and Mildred Loudon in July of 1939. She went to Calexico Union High School and graduated as Valedictorian. She was Editor of the yearbook, Honored Queen in Jobs Daughters, danced ballet on point and folklorico at numerous events and was well known for her dancing abilities. She was always surrounded by many family and friends growing up in Calexico and Mexicali.
After high school graduation, she went on to Occidental college in Eagle Rock, California and later transferred to the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, where she met her future husband David Turner. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Linda and David married on June 5, 1960 in a beautiful garden ceremony in Rialto, California. They moved to Redlands in 1964 and raised their family. Creating many happy memories along the way.
Linda was employed by General Telephone, Union Bank, and worked side by side with her husband in their businesses, Pioneer Consultants, Pioneer Drilling, Co., and Centrum Analytical Laboratory. During this time she was also very involved in many other organizations. She was treasurer of the Assistance League of Redlands, a member of Andiamo and Panhellenic, she enjoyed being a part of these groups and helping the community. She was also a Past President of Wives of Professional Engineers, San Bernardino-Riverside. She was on the Scholarship Selection Committee of PTA, a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) and involved in Town & Gown at the University of

Redlands as education was very important to her. She was active in the Redlands Country Club and enjoyed golf and tennis alike.
In the 1990s Linda and David moved back to Tucson where they enjoyed a vibrant social life with many friends. They went on group hiking trips, vacations with friends, and were involved in the community. She was very involved and absolutely loved being a part of P.E.O. BQ Chapter. She was involved in St. Lukes
Board of Visitors as Past Treasurer and Child and Family Services Board Member as these were dear to her heart. She enjoyed Desert Garden Club as Past Treasurer, Civics Chair, and President and Delta Delta Delta Alumni Chapter. She loved golf and was part of the Tucson country club committee for 18-Hole Golf Group and her love of reading had her get involved with the Pima Canyon Book club as well as the Book Group participant and co-founder. She was a part of the University of Arizona Presidents Club, Galileo and Da Vinci College of Science and College of Engineering University of Arizona. She started the David W. Turner Memorial Scholarship at the University of Arizona in honor of our father after he passed away in 2013. She was affiliated with the First Congregational church of Redlands and The First Methodist Church in Tucson.
Linda was a phenomenal cook and enjoyed cooking and reading cookbooks, cooking and baking with her grandchildren, golfing, tennis, hiking, walking, and being outdoors. She enjoyed needlepoint, reading, music, and all types of dance. She always had a beautiful smile on her face and enjoyed life to the fullest with friends and family alike.

As her father stated, "she is the most beautiful baby he has ever seen, and named her Linda Marie, Linda in spanish means beautiful".
Linda was a caring and thoughtful friend who cherished each of her friendships and was always caring and considerate to take time for these friendships. She was a dedicated wife and loving sister.
We could not have asked for a more caring, gracious, funny, smart and loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed every moment with her family and gave us
beautiful memories. She was a preceded in death by her loving husband David Turner and is survived by her sister Pamela Rogers, brother-in-law Kent Turner, Daughters Tamara Adams (Herb), Debbi Villegas (Tony), Four grandchildren Kelen, Caitlin, Andrew, and Jakob, and one great grandchild Everett Jaymes.
We found this quote in my mothers papers as if she left it for us to know that she is in Gods hands.
The nicest place to be is in someones thoughts,
The safest place to be is in someones prayers,
And the very best place to be is... In the hands of God.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to David W. Turner Memorial Scholarship at the University of Arizona.

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