Oris Mark Turner was called home by God on Dec. 19, 2007, in Sierra Vista, Ariz.
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He was born in North Powder, Ore., to Mark Anthony Turner and Lizzie Newman Turner on July 21, 1919.
After graduation from North powder High School in 1938, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1940. He was assigned to the Signal Corps and later to the Adjutant General Corps.
A veteran of World War II, Korean War, the Cold War and the Vietnam War, his duty stations included Fort Warren, Wy.; Headquarters Far East Command, Tokyo; Fort Monmouth, N.J.; another tour in Japan; Fort Huachuca, Ariz., as Post Personnel Sergeant Major; SHAPE Headquarters in Paris, France, as Sergeant Major U.S. Army SHAPE; and retired in 1967 at Fort Lee, Va., where he served as Sergeant Major Combat Developments Command.
Upon retirement, he relocated to Fort Huachuca, where he worked Civil Service in Greely Hall until his retirement from government service in 1981. During his career, he married Lena Floriano of Hermansville, Mich., at Fort Warren, and was active in the PTA, Boy Scouts, Sierra Vista Riding Club, ELKS, VFW, DAV, and the NRA.
His hobbies included horse back riding, hunting and fishing, and spending quality time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lena. He is survived by his son, Donald M. Turner, of Las Vegas; daughter, Cheryl Meade of Yuma, Ariz.; grandsons, Theodore M. Turner, Daniel J. Turner and Matthew D. Meade; granddaughters Melissa A. Meade and Christina M. Turner; great-granddaughters Katherine J. Meade and Carolyn A. Meade; sisters, Arneta Lonzway of Oregon and Loretta Webb of California.
Interment will be at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial cemetery in Sierra Vista near his beloved wife, Lena.
Mass of the Christian burial was held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Sierra vista. Graveside services with military honors were at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, January 17, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor