Sep 262012

Theodore Seth Turley, 83, died on Thursday morning, Sept. 20, 2012, at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Show Low from causes incident to his age. A brief graveside service with military honors will begin at 11 o’clock this morning (Sept. 26) at the R.V. “Mike” Ramsay Memorial Cemetery in Snowflake. At 1 o’clock this afternoon, a special memorial service will be held at the Main Street Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Snowflake.
“Ted,” as he was affectionately known, was born on Nov. 19, 1928, in Smithfield, Utah, to the late Harvey Isaac and Melba Oreta (Thornley) Turley.
As a young man, Ted served his country honorably as an MP (Military Police) in the U.S. Army at the Panama Canal. A few years following his honorable discharge, Ted moved to Arizona.
On Aug. 9, 1958, Ted married the love of his life, Jewel G. Harrison in Gallup, N.M. Their marriage was solemnized on Dec. 13, 1973, in the Mesa Temple of the LDS church. They most recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary together.
Ted was a member of the Snowflake 6th Ward of the LDS church.
He worked for many years as a digester cook at the paper mill and retired after 32 years of faithful service.
Survivors include his wife, Jewel Turley of Snowflake; five children, William R. (Alea) Turley of Snow-flake, Dale E. (Pamela) Turley of Snowflake, Tamra J. (James) Nuttall of West Jordan, Utah, Anthony Isaac (Dena) Turley of Gardnerville, Nev., and Theodore S. Turley of Snowflake; one brother, Don Turley of Mesa; one sister, Venda Wilkins of Magalia, Calif.; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Along with his parents, Ted was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Michelle “Cricket” Turley in 1992; a great-granddaughter, Alexis Turley; and a great-great-granddaughter, Patsy Cochran.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Snowflake was in charge of the arrangements.