OLLENE CODAY TURNER was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on January 29, 2013. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Kettle Falls, WA at the age of 98.
She was born August 31, 1914, in Mansfield, MO, to Sherman & Lula (Gann) Coday. At the age of three they moved to California where she attended Taft schools and in 1932 graduated from Exeter High School. Ollene met her future husband, Joseph Franklin Turner at a church revival in Fellows and married in 1934. Together they raised three sons – Jack, Jerald & Joe in Taft. After the boys were grown they moved to Cuyama Valley where they lived for almost thirty years. Following a dream in December 1984 they moved to Rice, WA. One day after arriving at their new home, Joe passed away.
Ollene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joe and brother, John Howard Coday. She is survived by her sons – Jack H. (Jean) Turner of Taft; Jerald H. Turner of Taft; Joe A. (Maxine) Turner of Rice, WA. Grandchildren – Mike Turner of Taft, Kevin Turner of Taft, Karen Turner Barrett of Bakersfield, Denise Turner Hess of Bakersfield, Cheryl Turner Robinson of Texas, Deanna Turner Maier of Enumclaw, WA and Jodi Turner Moe of Rice, WA; 19 Great Grandchildren and 11 Great-Great Grandchildren; two sisters-in-law – Maxine Turner of Taft; Irene Coday of Exeter, CA and so very many special friends.
Ollene loved creating wonderful masterpieces with her talent of crocheting and sewing. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, the outdoors, a love of all animals (horses), the beach, riding motorcycles well into her eighties, and taking long drives. With her strong will and determination she accomplished most anything she put her heart into. Ollene had a zest for living and a strong faith in her Lord that she passed on to her family who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life was held February 4, 2013, at graveside at the I.O.O.F cemetery of Rice, WA where she was laid to rest beside her husband Joe. Danakas Funeral Chapel of Colville, WA was entrusted with the arrangements.