Dr. Frank Herbert Mark Turner, Sr.

01/25/1928 — 04/11/2007

From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Spokane, Washington

Dr. Frank Herbert Mark Turner, Sr.

Born 1-25-1928 in Spokane, WA

Passed away 4-11-2007 in Kennewick, WA

Frank is preceded in death by his daughter JoLayne and survived by his wife Betty, his children Mike, Sandra, Frank, Debbie, Colleen, Diane, fifteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Frank started with the Merchant Marines at fifteen, then enlisted with the Army during World War II.

After a short nursing career while attending college at Gonzaga, he began his life-long teaching career which included State Champion Football Coach at Grays Harbor, WA, State Champion Girls Basketball in Dalles, OR, and State Championship Debate Team in Post Falls, ID. He completed his BA at CWU, his Masters Degree at Eastern a professor in Anthropology, then in 1968 Frank took a teaching job at Yakima Valley Community College until he retired in 1988.

In retirement Frank and Betty loved to cruise the world. They made 30 cruises and became Grand Mariners. They spent every summer as campground hosts at Pleasant Valley campground on Chinook Pass. Our loving Father will be missed.

Frank will have a Private Family Service at pleasant valley where his ashes will be returned to Mother Earth.

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  • Mike, Frankie, Betty

    I’m sorry for your loss, I had a lot of respect for Frank. And I’m really pleased that you are following his wishes to have his ashes scattered at Pleasant Valley, it was a very special place to him.

    If you wish to contact me:

    darlenedturner@msn.com or



    Darlene Turner
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I had the privilege to be part of the hospice team that helped Frank along on this part of his journey. It was a honor to be partof that team and to meet Frank and his family. A donation will be made in Franks name to the Hospice house/Chaplaincy.

    Larry Bruggeman
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
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