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Leeann Storrs Turner Napier

1924 - 2008 Obituary Condolences
Leeann Storrs Turner Napier, 83, lifelong resident of Grant and Otero counties, left this earthly existence on Sunday, June 8, 2008, in Silver City.
Leeann was born Oct. 9, 1924, in Lowell, Ariz., the older daughter of Silas M. and Alice Whitehill Storrs. She was proud of her heritage as a member of the founding Whitehill and Stevens families of Grant County. In her younger years, she was an accomplished violinist, winning many awards. Her first violin, a half-sized miniature, is proudly displayed in her home. Other musical talents included playing the piano and singing alto. She was director of the choir for many years at St. John's Episcopal Church in Alamogordo, where she resided from 1953 until 1972. Her hobbies included square dancing, playing bridge, knitting and reading. She had recently begun to use a computer to keep in touch with family and friends. Leeann was also a 50-year member of Alamogordo Chapter No. 11, Order of the Eastern Star.
Leeann is preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children C. W. "Mike" Turner in 1969; and her sister Corinne Storrs Lee Gore in 2004. She is survived by her husband Blevings Napier of Silver City; three children, Linda Stailey and her husband Donnie of Gila, Robert D. Turner, of Alamogordo, and Rebecca Turner of Dallas, Texas; two stepdaughters, Sue Snow and her husband Richard, of Mt. Vernon, Wash., and Dora Baldwin and her husband Jerry ,of Castle Rock, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at Bright Funeral Home at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2008, with the internment Friday, June 13, 2008, at Fort Bayard National Cemetary at 9 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to New Mexico Boys' and Girls' ranches.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 11 to June 26, 2008
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