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Marvin Turner Obituary
MARVIN TURNER Marvin (Marv) Eugene Turner passed away on May 7th, 2018 after living well with Parkinson's disease for over 25 years. He was born on January 6th, The Twelfth Day of Christmas, 1940 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Lawrence and Mildred Turner. He went on to live in California in Wasco, Stockton, Berkeley and then Arcata from the 6th grade on. His dream since he was eight years old was to become a veterinarian like his uncle and mentor in Twin Falls. His pathway to pursue this dream was through Humboldt State, University of California at Davis where he received his B.S., and then Kansas State University where he earned his D.V.M. He and Lynn‚e Lemoge met at UC Davis and were married on The Fourth of July, 1963 in Burlingame. Daughter Allison was born two months before he graduated from veterinary school and they subsequently headed back West. In 1970, after spending two years in the Bay Area, they moved to Chico where son Seth was born and Marv joined Mangrove Veterinary Hospital where he practiced up until 1996. Lynn‚e and Marv felt fortunate to have been able to travel most of our United States as well as some key foreign destinations. When not doing that they enjoyed a lifetime together skiing and spending time in Lake Tahoe and other spots in our Sierras. To those who came to know Marv he was a warm, sincerely caring and honorable person. But he was also a practical joker with that dry sense of humor and famous for his "Christmas cards." Multi-talented, he loved classical music, especially Handel's Messiah, was a gifted flutist and enjoyed singing in madrigal groups and choir. He was also a beautiful woodworker and a photographer and he did a splendid job restoring a Model T. In addition, he enjoyed tending his berry patch, tying flies and fishing for steelhead with friends in our northern rivers and of course, playing golf. He also enjoyed camping trips with his family throughout California and he rode the Wildflower Century Ride several times, once with his son Seth. Spiritual life was important to Marv and he served his church long and well. He served the community as president of the Community Concert Association and was a member of the Lions Club. He was president of the North Valley Veterinary Association, veterinarian for the Chico Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Chico Police Canine unit. He ran the Bidwell Marathon with friends sponsoring him in honor of loved ones who died from cancer. In addition to his wife Lynn‚e, daughter Allison and son Seth (Miriam), Marv is survived by grandchildren Mikayla and Addison along with his older brother Vern and his children. We are so thankful for all of his outstanding doctors, the team at Enloe Hospital Emergency along with the warm, loving care he received at Country Village. A celebration of Marv's life will be held at Bidwell Presbyterian Church Saturday, June 9th at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his honor to the Guide Dogs for the Blind, or The . Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.BrusieFH.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record from May 20 to May 27, 2018
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