April 16, 1939–January 30, 2012
Allen Lee “Butch” Turner passed away January 30, 2012, at home after a two-year battle with cancer; his family was at his side.
Butch was born April 16, 1939, in Payette, Idaho, to Jesse and Ella Spencer Turner.
He attended grade school in Nampa, Idaho, and moved to Metolius, Oregon, in 1952, graduating from Madras High School in 1957.
Butch served in the United States Navy from 1959–1963. After returning to Madras, he worked for Jefferson Plywood until it was destroyed by fire.
He married Georgie J. Johnson October 24, 1964, in Madras at the home of the bride’s parents. They had three sons, Tommy, Allen, and Frank. The family moved to Redmond in 1968 and Butch worked for lumber mills before going to work for the US Forest Service at the Redmond Air Center Fire Cache where he worked for 23 years.
He was a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Prineville, and the American Legion Post of Redmond.
Butch is survived by his wife, Georgie, sons Allen of Redmond and Frank of Madras; daughter-in-law Dani Miller of Redmond; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren; sisters Carole Deeter of Florence, and Bernice Croxen Hill of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by son Tommy in 1984 and his parents Jesse Turner and Ella Orewiler. He will be missed by his loving family and friends.
His family would like to express their gratitude for all the support and meals provided.
Thank you to Sisters/Redmond Hospice for all their care.
Robert Leon Maszk, of Crooked River Ranch
May 15, 1931 - Feb. 2, 2012Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
Services: A memorial service will be held this summer.