Verla Aldous Turner


Verla Aldous Turner
SEATTLE, Wash. – Verla Aldous Turner. 83, was born in Downey, Idaho, to Charles Frank Aldous and Anna Marie Lowe on March 18, 1918. She passed away in Seattle April 16, 2001.
She was the third child in the family of five girls and three boys. She graduated from Downey High School, then moved to Pocatello — from there, to Boise. Then she moved to Seattle just before World War II.
It was there she met and married her beloved soul mate, William H. Turner of Boston, Mass. They lived the rest of their lives in Seattle.
She was always involved in the art world. She was a talented artist in all mediums, and sold hundreds of her paintings. She was always generous with her time and talents. Verla taught classes at Westley Gardens in Seattle for 28 years. She exhibited in many shows, Frye Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, the Campus Gallery and many others.
She was a very special “lady,” a favorite aunt to all her nieces and nephews, and was loved by all her extended family. She never had children of her own. She and Bill donated money to orphanages all over the world.
After 35 years of a wonderful, happy marriage, her husband passed away. They had been able to travel all over the world together. After his death, she continued to travel for the rest of her life, and do volunteer work in Seattle.
She was sealed to Bill in the Seattle temple in 1998.
Verla was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sisters, Vivian Carlsen and Rebba Martin, two brothers, Clinton and Pat Aldous. She is survived by two sisters, Josephine and Jim Pool, Pocatello, Idaho, Rilda and Woody Eriksen and Ben and Carol Aldous, Winnemucca, Nevada.
She will be greatly missed by all her family and many friends.
Verla and Bill Turner are interred in the Seattle Memorial Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Pools, 262 Filmore, Pocatello, Idaho 83201.

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