Myrna Green Turner passed away peacefully on July 18, 2019 in American Fork at the age of 87, after a long struggle with cancer. She was born on September 28, 1931 in Salt Lake City to Henry Lester and Phyllis Newbold Green. She was their second oldest of five children, and oldest daughter. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Rodney Frost Turner who passed away in February 2009. She and Rod were married August 24, 1951 in the Salt Lake City Temple. She is survived by her four siblings, Delaine (Carol), Vauna, Ray (Carma) and Norlene (Gary); by her 3 children Scott (Marcie), Becky and Shellee, and by 11 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren who all love her very much.
Myrna was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She and her husband Rod served as church missionaries in the Leeds England Mission. They served in the city of Chesterfield, where they made life-long friends, and with their love and friendship, reactivated an entire branch. She served as an ordinance worker for many years in both the Provo and the Mt. Timpanogos temples. She was very dedicated to the Church and held many responsible positions throughout her life.
She was an avid BYU fan and traveled with the teams on many occasions. Later in life, she loved watching BYU sports on TV and calling and discussing the results. On her 85th birthday Cosmo made a special appearance at her home. She loved to crochet, decorate her home and garden, and was always “well put together”. Rod was often asked if she was his little sister – and she loved that!
Her greatest joys in life centered around her family and close friends. She was a very dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grand mother. She was very close to the spirit and always seemed to know when anyone in her sphere was in need of her prayers and service.
There will be a viewing on Friday evening July 26 from 6-8 p.m.at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary at 49 E. 100 No. in American Fork.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork 4th Ward, 455 E. 300 N. A viewing will be held from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services.
Graveside will start at 2:00 pm in the Bluffdale City Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com
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