Betty Lou Turner, age 94 of Emmett and formerly of Bruneau, passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Meadow View Care Center in Emmett. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at the Bruneau Cemetery in Bruneau. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.
Betty was born in Bruneau on Nov. 27, 1921, to George R. and Blanche Jones. She was the youngest of two girls. Betty attended and graduated from Bruneau High School.
Shortly, after graduation she married her love, Clayton Turner, who was also from Bruneau. They lived on the Turner Ranch where they raised their four children.
Our mother had many interests besides taking wonderful care of her family. Her interest included the Bruneau Bridge Club. She loved to play every week with the ladies in the valley. Cooking for the family and friends and trying new receipts was something she enjoyed.
She also had a desire to see new places. So mother gathered up our father and traveled the world. In the quiet times of her life, she loved to read, whether it was information about our amazing world or a great novel.
Betty was preceded in death by her father and mother, sister and her husband. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Bob Russell, Jeanne Ingersoll, and sons George (Sheila) Turner and Russell (Vicki) Turner. She is also survived by grandchildren Joe Ingersoll, Leah Gerichs, Ariel Turner and Kay Kershner. Betty was also blessed with great-grandchildren, Clay and Ross Ingersoll and Hannah and Gavin Gerichs.
The family would like to thank the people at Meadow View care center and Heart and Home Hospice for their compassionate and professional care.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Legion Post 83, P.O. Box 582, Bruneau, ID 83604, or the Bruneau Quick Response, P.O. Box 294, Bruneau, ID 83604.