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Maynard  Turner Memorial
Maynard  Turner Memorial

Maynard Turner

Maynard Turner

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Maynard Allen Turner, 76, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020 in Sun City West, Arizona.

He was born on November 10, 1943 in Thompson Falls, Montana. When he was 2 years old his family moved to Marblemount, Washington, where grew up and graduated from Concrete High School in 1961. In 1965 he joined the United States Army.

Maynard is survived by his wife, Christel Turner, of Arizona; sons, Eric (Carolyn) Turner, of Maryland, Michael (Tiffany) Turner, of Arizona; grandchildren, Natalie Turner, Brendan Turner, Mason Turner; brother, Rolland (Becky) Turner, Washington, sisters, Ina McLeod, of Washington, Stella Cuthbert, of Washington, Arvilla (Earl) Bowen, of Washington. He is preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Iris Turner.

Maynard had requested there be no services. Share your memories of Maynard and sign the online guest register.


  • Ina McLeod

    God saw you getting tired,
    A cure was not to be.
    So he put his arms around you,
    And whispered come to me.
    With tearful eyes we watched
    you fade away,
    Although we loved you dearly,
    We could not make you stay,
    A golden heart stopped beating,
    Hard working hands went to rest,
    God took you to prove to us
    He only takes to the best.
    In life we miss you dearly
    In death we love you still,
    In our hearts you hold a special place
    No one else could ever fill.
    I love you little Brother

  • Joanne Stafford Greene

    In Memory of Maynard Turner,
    A cute little boy of 4 or 5 very precious lad that liked to be with my father while working on the Marblemount Church. One incident happened and my father made a remark and Maynard looked at my father, Lester Flick, minister of the church, Maynard said “Bro Flick weren’t you ever a little boy?” That has always been precious to me.
    Love Joanne Stafford Greene

  • Stella

    My dear brother Maynard,
    Those special memories of you will always bring a smile, if only I could have you back for just a little while. Then we could sit and talk again, just like we use to do. You always meant so very much and always will too! The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause me pain, but you’re forever in my heart. Until we meet again! (Miss you!)
    Lovingly Stella

  • Sandra Johnson Wright

    We grew up together in Marblemount. Have many memories. My condolences to the family’s. So sorry.

  • Stuart Eldridge

    Maynard and I grow up at Marblemount we fished togetter went to church and sunday school. We play basketball at the school before ride bus to school in Concrete. I will miss him. I will see him again in Heaven.

  • Michael Turner

    Dad will be missed but thought of often. As he taught me life lessons, sports, hunting and fishing I will do my best to pass along all those lesson down to my son. Hopefully I can do at least half as good a job as he did. Love you pops, Michael

  • Bob Gates

    I met Maynard in Wyoming 1971. Within a year after we met, Maynard offered me an opportunity in Cost Engineering which afforded me the career of a lifetime! He was my mentor and a dear friend for 51 years🙏❤️🇺🇸

  • Jessica R Sutherland

    My Uncle Maynard sent this poem to my grandma, Stella Cuthbert in 2003, and it is beautiful and we would like to share it with you.

    “If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see, if the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
    I wish so much you wouldn’t cry, the way you did today, while thinking of the many things, we didn’t get to say.
    I know how much you love me, as much as I love you, and each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too; but when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
    that an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand, and said my place is ready in heaven far above, and that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
    But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye, for all my life I’d always thought I didn’t want to die.
    I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do, it seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
    I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.
    If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while, I’d say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.
    But then I fully realized that this could never be, for emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
    And when I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow, I thought of you and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.
    But when I walked through heaven’s gates, I felt so much at home.
    When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great golden throne He said, “This is eternity and all I’ve promised you”.
    Today your life on Earth is passed, but here life starts anew.
    I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last, and since each day’s the same way there’s no longing for the past.
    You have been so faithful, so trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things, you knew you shouldn’t do.
    But you have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.
    So won’t you come and take my hand, and share your life with me.
    So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart, for every time you think of me, I’m right there, in your heart.”

    Love you ❤️

  • Jack Hammers

    Maynard will be missed. I enjoyed the few times I got to work with him.

  • Warren Cromarty

    Since 1979, Maynard and I worked together for many years, for many companies. He was always my first choice go-to guy whenever I needed help. Our specialties were usually multi-billion $ projects. We were successful, in part, because not only was Maynard very talented at the job but he was always fun to work with. We’ve grown apart somewhat since his retirement but we never lost touch. He was a great guy to go fishing with. My heart is heavy with his loss. God bless Maynard and my most sincere condolences to Christel and his family.