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Bettie Lou Campbell Turner

February 27, 1932 — June 16, 2024

Taylorsville, Utah

Bettie Lou Campbell Turner, beloved by all, passed away on June 16, 2024. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah on Lucy Avenue, near the old Derks Field baseball stadium. She was born two years to the day after her brother Harlan's birthday, and they enjoyed celebrating their birthdays together. Her sister Marlene was born six years later, and even though there was an age difference, they shared a long-lasting friendship. When Bettie was 12, her parents sold their house and moved to Hunter, Utah to work a dairy farm. It was a bittersweet time of life for Bettie; she went from an indoor bathroom to an outhouse, which was not ideal for a girl in her teens. On the farm, Bettie helped plant crops, rode the old mare that pulled a plow across the field, tromped hay, and fed the cows, chickens, and pigs.

Bettie became friends with LaJuana Moesser, and they became inseparable best friends through high school. LaJuana married Bettie’s brother Harlan, and later in life, Bettie and her husband George, Harlan and LaJuana, and Marlene and her husband Con spent a lot of time together with their children, camping, hunting, and going to dinners and movies. Bettie attended Cyprus High School, in Magna, Utah, and two weeks before her graduation, her family sold the farm and moved to Murray, Utah, with Bettie driving back and forth from high school.

Bettie became a telephone operator right after high school and soon she met and married George Turner, the love of her life, on October 5, 1951, until George’s passing in March of 2000. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. George was in the Utah Air National Guard fire and rescue unit, and his unit was activated soon after they married. This took them to Gallup, New Mexico, until George was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force a year later. The Turner family moved to Kearns, Utah, and then to Taylorsville, Utah in the early 1960s, where Bettie and George raised their children. Bettie moved to Sandstone Care Center in March of 2021.

Bettie was a go-getter, holding many callings in the LDS church. She also worked for the LDS adoption agency, placing newborn babies with loving families. Bettie worked for South Valley Training, transporting clients from their homes to work and back home again, and she enjoyed working with handicapped adults for many years. Her clients loved her, and Bettie loved working with them. Bettie also owned her own ceramics business, bringing joy to the many people who came to her home to participate.

Bettie is survived by her children: Terry (Kim) Turner, Susan Park, Julie (Paul) Meldrum, and Corey Turner. She also has 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband George Turner, son Danny Turner, granddaughter Angela Park, brother Harlan Campbell, and parents John and Fay Campbell.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 28, 2024, at the Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah. Viewing will be held at 10:00 am and the funeral at 11:00 am. A big thank you to all the staff and doctors at Sandstone Care Center for taking care of Bettie. Interment will be at Redwood Memorial Cemetery following the service.

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Friday, June 28, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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6500 S Redwood Rd, West Jordan, UT 84123

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Friday, June 28, 2024

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Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery

6500 S Redwood Rd, West Jordan, UT 84123

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