Lila (Galgerud) Turner, 76, of Mountain Home, went peacefully to join the husband and the love of her life, Keith Milo Turner, on June 30, 2009, while at a Boise hospital.
A viewing was held on Sunday, July 5, 2009, from at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 6, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel and burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home.
Lila was born in Opheim, Mont., in 1932 at the family home. She was one of the six children born to Blanche (Baldwin) and Halfdan (Dan) Galgerud.
Growing up, she lived in Opheim, Square Deal, Glasgow, and Nashua, Mont. In October 1949, at age 17, she married Keith. They lived in Nashua, Mont, while Keith worked in the Civil Service before he transferred and they moved in 1969 to Mountain Home.
Lila's courage, determination, humor and unconditional love sustained everyone. To her, "No one was a stranger;" many will testify to her rib-cracking hugs. Lila was a gifted homemaker, with talents in cooking, canning, sewing, gardening with a unique gift for repairing anything.
Recently she focused on sewing personalized quilts as a demonstration of her love; you can feel her arms around you when snuggled in one of her quilts.
Lila is survived by her brothers and sisters; Mildren Ruckman (Montana), Sanford and wife Sandy Galgerud (Nampa), Linda Couch (Mountain Home), and Timothy and wife Ealeen Galgerud (Montana), her 10 children: Nadine Turner (California), Nancy Turner (Texas), Jim and wife Linda Turner (Nevada), Raymond Turner (Mountain Home), Richard and wife Marta Turner (Mountain
Home), Gregg and wife Susan Turner (Mountain Home), Nedra Turner (New York), Brett and wife Wendy Turner (Twin Falls), Lynette Turner (Boise), Lori and husband Roger Brauner (Missouri), plus 25 grandchildren, Milo Jay, Guy, Dru, Shane, Cindy, Lynae, Fred, Shannon, Dawn, Michael, Jamie, Brian, Keith, Raymond, Joe, Jessica, Chad, Bridgett, Gregg, Ashley, Alicia, Elizabeth, Trevor, Hayden, and Haylee, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband Keith Milo Turner, and her sister Deleah Turner.
To capture the essence of Lila's life would take a very large book, but two words are central to her: FAMILY AND LOVE.