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Obituary: James Oliver Turner

He was formerly an educator.

Published on December 6, 2017 9:11AM

Jim Turner

Jim Turner


James Oliver Turner

Nov. 3, 1927 –– Nov. 29, 2017

James Oliver Turner of Elgin passed away peacefully Nov. 29, 2017, at the age of 90 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Nov. 3, 1927, in Union, Ore. Jim lived a full life and loved nothing more than his family and being in the outdoors of Eastern Oregon. Jim and his stories, limericks and hugs will be deeply missed by his family who loved him beyond measure.

Also remembering his guidance and teaching abilities are his countless former students who carry on his passion for learning and striving always to do the very best.

Jim is survived by his devoted wife Kathryn Joyce of 67 years, his children, grand children and great-grandchildren who will carry on the legacy this amazing man created.

Per Jim’s request, no funeral or services will be held. His ashes will be spread in a few of his favorite places in Eastern Oregon. For those who would like to make a memorial donation, the family suggests your local school sports program through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834. On ine condolences may be shared attamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com.



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