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Valeen Turner- Bidwell Funeral Home of St. Anthony, Idaho
Valeen B. Turner

   Valeen Beck Turner 75, a lifelong resident of the upper valley died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at her home in St. Anthony following a lingering illness.

Valeen was born Feb. 8, 1935 at Parker, Idaho the daughter of Ira and Delilah Beddes Beck. She grew up in Parker where she attended her elementary schooling then St. Anthony High School.

She married Hal Theodore Larson on Oct. 18, 1952. They had five children and were later divorced. She married Alfred Junior “Duke” Turner on Dec. 21, 1962. They had two more sons. Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple in l964. They made their home in St. Anthony. Mr. Turner died Aug. 23, 2003.

Valeen was the bookkeeper at the American Service Station. then worked as a clerk for Tony’s Mini Market and later on she became a cashier at Broulim’s Supermarket and then served as their book keeper. She retired in l999. Valeen loved to crochet, camp and spending time with family.

Valeen is survived by her children - LaWanna Turner, Curt (Kathi) Turner, Elva (Donald) Powell, Rick (Lisa) Turner, Frank (Ann) Turner all of St. Anthony, ID.; Margaret (Frank) Sykes, Blackfoot, ID.; Mike (Lynette) Turner, and Bill (Janice) Turner both of Ashton, ID.; Siblings - Iris Birch, & Bill Beck both of St. Anthony, Elva Jay, Washington, Patsey Ostermiller, Colorado,; Ted Beck, California; Jay Beck. Utah.; 30 Grandchildren and 69 Great Grandchildren. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and one grandson.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 12, 20011 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Anthony third and fourth LDS Church with Bishop Kyle Moore Officiating. Friends may call at the Bidwell Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and at the Church Wednesday one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Parker Cemetery. Family suggest contributions to the funeral home would be greatly appreciated.

 

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