In memory of
Leona Lee Turner
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In memory of
Leona Lee Turner
1924-2017 Born December 11, 1924, Leona Lee Turner passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 92+ great years. Leona out-lived three husbands and left the planet to her son Gray E Lange Jr., daughter in law Wanda Lange, stepson Frank Turner Jr. and stepdaughter Wendy Stimpson. She was blessed with an additional 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved and was extremely proud of being their grandmother. She grew up during the depression, married a pilot during WWII, and worked in accounting most of her life. Leona ventured out on her own with a restaurant in Montrose, CA ~ The Three Oaks. It was there that she worked with her second husband, Ramon Rice, and eventually her last husband, Frank Turner. Lee and Frank sold the restaurant and moved to the Santa Clarita Valley. They bought and operated the Newhall Bowl for many years, becoming fixtures in the early development of Newhall, CA and the surrounding area. Leona was a skilled businessperson and accountant. After selling the bowling alley, she became the office manager for the CPA firm of James Mathis. She made many friends and established relationships in the Santa Clarita Valley that continue to exist in some way, even as she has passed. Leona Lee retired at the age of 85 and moved to Long Beach, CA in 2013 to be closer to her son and family. Throughout her life one theme was constant - she loved to travel! Starting in the Philippine Islands in 1945, she continued to travel throughout her life to see our planet and its people with many of her family and very dear friends. She was an extraordinarily "person caring" person. If you did not get a birthday card from her, she did not know your birthday. She had a fantastic and very full life and was dearly loved by all her friends and family. She will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held in Long Beach in June 2017 per her request. Anyone interested in attending please contact her son at Glange1944@aol.com for details. Leona requested that any acknowledgements of her passing may be made in the form of a donation to her favorite charity, Doctors Without Borders ( https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/ ). The Signal, April 15, 2017 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.signalscv.com Published on signalscv.com April 15 to April 21, 2017
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