Loving wife, mother and grandmother
Troyce G. Turner died at her Claremont home, where she and her husband had lived since 1960, on May 30, 2013. She was 77.
It was there that she was raised and attended college at the University of Wyoming. While at the University of Wyoming, she met a fellow student named Carrol Turner at a fraternity/sorority function. They fell in love and were married in Sundance, Wyoming at her parents’ house on July 21, 1956. Later, Mrs. Turner received a degree in marketing from California State University Los Angeles.
While Mr. Turner worked as an engineer in the aerospace defense industry, Mrs. Turner tended to their 3 daughters, Lynn, Andrea and Gail. She was a fantastic homemaker, passing on to her children and grandchildren the value that family comes first. They all delighted in her wonderful meals, often topped with a delicious slice of homemade pie.
She began a career in sales with Mary Kay Cosmetics as a beauty consultant and became a senior sales director in 1979. Mrs. Turner even earned a few of the classic pink Mary Kay cars during a 41-year career filled with many happy memories and friends.
For the last 20 years, she and Mr. Turner spent their summers in Sundance from May through September. All the family came to be with them at what was commonly called “Camp Chaos.” There Mrs. Turner had a garden and spent every August canning tomatoes and pickles and making pies for the freezer. Many evenings were spent enjoying the view of Sundance Mountain.
“She was so selfless—always serving, putting everyone before her and making everyone happy and comfortable,” family shared. “She was truly the heart of our family, extended relatives and friends included, and the glue that held us all together.”
Mrs. Turner is survived by her husband of 56 years, Carrol Turner; by her daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Fred Bryla, Andrea and Mike Green, and Gail and Christopher Osborne; by her 13 grandchildren, Carolyn, Natalie, Zachary, Brandon, Amanda, Devin, Sean, Lars, Even, Dane, Rachel, Jordan and Haley; by her brother Ivan Policky; by her brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Mary Policky; and by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Policky.
A memorial service was held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Todd Memorial Chapel in Claremont.