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Turner, Genevieve Choate – Obituary

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Genevieve Choate Turner, 90, of Beaverton and formerly of La Grande, died Sept. 19 in Beaverton. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. Burial will follow at the Summerville Cemetery.

Mrs. Turner was born Jan. 10, 1915, to Thelbert and Mattie Hallgarth Choate in Summerville. She worked in La Grande as a beautician and on Aug. 7, 1938, married Robert E. Turner. They moved around for a few years, following his work as a manager with Montgomery Ward. During World War II she returned to La Grande to be near her family, and after the war the couple established Genevieve’s Children’s Shop, which they ran for more than 35 years. They retired in 1982. After the death of her husband in 2002, she moved to Beaverton to live with her son.

She was a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and the Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include her son, Robert Turner of Beaverton; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren and other relatives.

La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Sept. 24, 2005 – Published: September 23, 2005

Submitted by Dixie Ricker

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