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Thelma Mae Turner, 88

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014

Thelma Mae Turner is finally FREE!!!! Free at last. Thelma Mae Turner is finally FREE!!!! Free at last. She was born September 26, 1925 and went to be with her loving Savior on July 20th, 2014 after a stroke. She is a phenomenal example of Heavenly Father’s love for us. She is accepting of everyone despite their race, religion, lifestyle or circumstance. She is giving, patient, and steadfast in her faith and love for her Heavenly Father and all others. She was doing random acts of kindness before anyone had heard the phrase. She is a wonderful mom, foster mom, grandma, great grandma, sister, friend and servant of her Lord.

Thelma and her loving husband Paul worked with youth of their church, and did “foster care and daycare” for many many years and were still in the lives and hearts of these grown children to this day. She is a great home maker in the true sense of the word. She loves to cook, bake, sew, and spoil children. She makes amazing pot roasts, gravies, rolls, cinnamon rolls, chocolate cakes, oatmeal cookies, and of course chocolate chip cookies. She loves to garden and was still gardening up to the day before her stroke.

She “set the bar very high” for all of us children, grand children, and great grandchildren who are attempting to follow in her sweet footsteps.

Thelma is survived by four of her seven siblings: Alma Kraft, Eldon Hause, Wilber Hause, and Terry Hause. She is survived by five children: David Turner of Fruta Colorado, Linda Cooper of Indiana, Lanita Harkema of Washington, Twila Rushton of Evergreen Colorado soon to be of Costa Rica, and Theresa Curtis of Alamosa Colorado. She is survived by 10 of her 12 grandchildren and 16 of her great grandchildren. She is also survived by many, many foster and daycare children.

She is preceded in death by: her loving husband Paul Turner, daughter in law Donna Turner, granddaughter Kristen Turner and granddaughter Elizabeth (Beth) Curtis,

There was a memorial service held in her honor at Cloverdale Church of God in Lakewood Colorado on July 24th of 2014 for all who know and love Thelma up Denver way. There will also be a memorial service here in Alamosa on Saturday, August 2nd at the LDS Church on 3rd and Richardson at 10 AM for all who know and love her here in the Valley.

In lieu of flowers, a fund has been started in memory of Thelma. The funds will go to start Thelma’s House; a short term place of rest for those individuals and or their families who are in need of lodging. Donations and cards can be sent to Theresa Curtis at 8515 South County Road 110 Alamosa, CO 81101. More information will be available as logistics are determined. For any questions and information please call Theresa Curtis at 719-580-0884.

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