Bessie Jeanette Turner(1946 - 2014)

Bessie Jeanette Turner
July 23, 1946 - January 28, 2014
Bessie Jeanette Turner, 67, of Dos Palos, California, returned to her Lord and Savior on January 28, 2014 in Fresno, California surrounded by her family.  Jeanette was born July 23, 1946, in Woodsville, Texas.  She was the daughter of the late Margaret Mary Jacobs and LeRoy High Jr. of Texas. She was the first of five children.
 On July 19, 1962, she married Joseph W. Turner of Fresno, California.  Jeanette was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  Faith, family, friends, and education were Jeanette's priorities. She spent most of her life in the service of others.  Whether it was raising her children, working in hospitals and convalescence homes, or developing educational goals with special needs students at Golden Valley High School, Jeannette put her heart into everything she did.  She often volunteered in her children's classrooms, helped with the junior high band events, attended nearly all of our sporting events, and field trips. 
 Jeanette enjoyed spending time with family and friends, watching TV, playing cards, and listening to music. She was kind, caring, thoughtful, and loved by all as she never met a stranger.
She is survived by her sons, Joe Jr. and Bill, daughters Frances Bishop and Kathy Wogahn, son-in-laws, Eric Bishop and Dane Wogahn, daughter-in-laws, DeAnna Turner, Jessica Turner, and Veronica Blake, brother Roy High, sisters Margie Cotta, Bonnie Everett, and Laveta Hart, grandchildren Kimberly Hogue, Brett and Troy Bishop, Billy and Dana Wogahn, Dylan Turner, Jake and Joey Turner, Samantha Turner, Jenna Blake, great grandchildren Corbin, Bella, and Violet Hogue and Beau Bishop, and many beloved nephews and nieces.
The graveside service will be held at the Clovis Cemetery in Clovis, California on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of Whitton Family Funeral Service in Merced, CA. 

Published in Merced Sun Star on Jan. 31, 2014