Charles Leroy Turner

Navy veteran, 76Charles Leroy Turner, 76, of Astoria, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, in Astoria.

He was born July 20, 1927 in Bridge, Idaho, to Raymond Marion and Elizabeth Ann (Bradshaw) Turner.

On Oct. 6, 1950, he married Dorothy Ellen Fenton in Rupert, Idaho. She survives, residing in Astoria.

Mr. Turner served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Cole. He received the Victory Medal, American Area Campaign and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal for his service. He also received the Good Conduct, China Service, Navy and Japanese Occupation medals.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Union Local No. 290. Family members say he enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Mr. Turner is survived by four daughters, Cheryl A. Harris of Astoria, Carol L. Stevens of Hammond, Mary E. Snapp of Denver and Sarah J. Horner of Medford; a son, Randal L. Turner of Spokane, Wash.; five sisters, Lillian Dinsfriend of Chatsworth, Calif., Betty R. Jemison of Coolin, Idaho, Mary C. Bunker of Arizona, Lorena Strang of Arizona and Sharon R. Fenton of Boise, Idaho; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Marion, Jack and Theodore Turner.

A private family visitation and service will be held.

Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Columbia River Hospice, in care of Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries, 576 12th St., Astoria, OR 97103.

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