Obituary: Arthur Almon Turner
A funeral for Arthur Almon Turner, 91, a Markleeville, Calif., resident for the past 22 years, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley.
A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Mount View Cemetery in Reno.
Visitation will be from noon-8 p.m. Wednesday at Walton’s.
Mr. Turner died April 4, 2000, in Vista, Calif. He was born Sept. 20, 1908, in Foster, R.I., to Arthur Thomas and Mercy Clystie Hopkins Turner.
Mr. Turner retired from the Hawthorne Naval Ammunition Depot after 23 years of service.
At the start of World War II, he opened the Killingly Coach Lines to shuttle wartime workers to the Pratt/Whitney plant in Hartford, Conn. On July 11, 1943, he joined the 1897th Aviation Army Engineers and was sent to the South Pacific. He was awarded the good conduct medal along with his company and received three commendations for excellent work and efficiency. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Frank and sister Gladys Mercy Turner Hadwin.
Among his survivors are his wife, Elta; son, Larry Bettis of Las Vegas; daughters, Niki Cupples of Fairfield, Calif., Nancy Brown of San Diego, Calif., Jean Atkinson of Reno and Joan Tsang of Piedmont, Calif.
Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, Crematory and Cemetery, is in charge of arrangements.