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Obituary: Turner, Patricia M.

TURNER, Patricia M.

Patricia Machelle Turner, 53, died September 1, 2012, with her family by her side at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene, ID.
A Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 7, at the Spokane Valley Stake Center, 21022 E. Wellesley, Otis Orchards, WA. Viewing at 9:00am and service at 10:00am.
Patty was born October 21, 1958, in Sacramento, CA to Eric and Rose Dukes. She graduated from Decatur High School in 1977. While silk-screening ribbons for an upcoming cross country meet, she met Chet Turner who came to assist her. They dated and later were married on December 31, 1976. She was a military wife to Chet during four years of U.S. Army military service and raised two children and pregnant with a third while Chet attended BYU through to graduation. Their family grew to a total of four children. Patty was a homemaker while her husband, Chet, is an Electrical Engineer. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Her interests included family, crafting, sewing and was a very avid reader.
Patty is survived by her son, Chester David Turner; three daughters and their spouses, Debra Machelle Briggs and Tyson Briggs, Amber Leann Keith and Greg Keith, and Starla Marie Turner; sisters, Kristine Dukes and Susan Patterson; brothers, Eric and Kirk Dukes; mother, Rose Fowler; and seven grandsons, Gabriel and Ashton Briggs; Jordan, Jeremiah and Jacob Hill, Travis Keith; and Kyran Turner; and a granddaughter, Morgan Keith.
YATES FUNERAL HOME has been entrusted with the care of final arrangements. Please visit Patty’s online memorial at and sign her guest book.