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Gerald Ray Turner

April 28, 1930 — April 26, 2023

Gerald Ray Turner
Born April 28, 1930 in Heber Utah to Robert Glen and Margaret Deyo Turner.  Though he was raised and educated in both Heber and Salt Lake City.
Jerry as he was known, was very athletic in his youth, playing both Baseball and Football.
Jerry served as Junior Class President at Wasatch High School in 1946.
Always wanting to be a sailor, Jerry Joined the Navy in 1947.  Though he served on multiple ships, the bulk of his service, greatest accomplishments and fondest memories were on the Gunston Hall, which earned 9 Battle Stars and is known as one of the most active warship in history. Most famous was during the Battle of Inchon during the Korean War.
On May 21, 1951, in Port Orchard Washington, Jerry married the love of his life and wife of 70 plus years, Lorraine Meredith and started their family shortly thereafter.  Following Jerry’s Navy service they bought their Cottonwood Heights  1956 where they raised their 6 children:  Jerry (Jody), Michael, Steve (Debra), Pamela, Shelly Isom (Taylor) and Kelly (Jimena).  Their family now includes 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Jerry enjoyed spending his free time with his family in various activities, most notably, boating and fishing.  He also spent his free time taking immaculate care of his home and yard with his wife, Lorraine.  It has been said, “Their beautiful home scenery, inside and out, is timeless and colorful, just like their love”.
Jerry was a member of the Sheet Metal Worker Local Union 312 and was one of the best welders in the Trade. Gerald was also the ships cartoonist and on the ship that’s where he started his metal working career. Anyone who knows Jerry would know that he is an incredibly talented metal worker with both precision and artistic skills that he loved.
As a life long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Jerry and Lorraine sealed their marriage in the Salt Lake Temple.
Jerry was preceded in death by his wife Lorraine whom he has missed very much and through our grief we are so very happy that they are back together again.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 6th at 11:00 AM. Located at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery, 3115 Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121.
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Graveside Service
May 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Memorial Mountain View Cemetery
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