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Olin B. 'Bud'  Turner

Olin B. "Bud" Turner

Apr 12, 1930 - Feb 15, 2009
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Memorial services for Olin B. “Bud” Turner will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2009 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Shoshoni, with President Robert Zent officiating.

Cremation has taken place.

Mr. Turner died Sunday, February 15, 2009 at his rural Shoshoni home. He was 78 years old.

Olin Boyd Turner was born on April 12, 1930 in Quapaw, Okla., the son of Ollie Boyd Turner and Rose Marie (Driver) Turner. He grew up in Colorado and Utah and was graduated from high school in Salt Lake City.

Mr. Turner served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

On December 4, 1954 he married Clara Avery in Elko, Nev.

Mr. Turner moved to Wyoming in 1956, and Shoshoni in 1962. He was self-employed as a cattle buyer and owner of 51 Land & Livestock.

The family said he enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren in their sports and all other activities. He loved his family and horses. He was involved in rodeo and was an RCA professional cowboy before his marriage. Following his marriage, he participated in amateur rodeos, and after retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Turner enjoyed traveling in their motor home during the winters.

He was a baptized member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mr. Turner is survived by his wife Clara of Shoshoni; son Lane Turner and his wife Teri of Shoshoni; daughters Carol Turner of Riverton and Jackie Shepard and her husband Jeff of Shoshoni; brother Frank Turner of Oakley, Utah, Bill Turner and his wife Donna of Kearns, Utah, and John Turner of Carson City, Nev., seven grandchildren, Shane Sanderson and his wife LeAnn, NeCole Fournier and her husband Brandon, Travis Sanderson and his wife Liza, Mandi Bryant and her husband Preston, Kayla Miller, Tyrel Turner and his wife Shawna, and Corey Turner; nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers and sisters.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.