HANGING ART – Raven Shaw hangs up art at her booth for the Sitka Artisans Market this afternoon at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Her business, Raven's Random, sells original art stickers and prints. The market opens tonight and runs through Sunday. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Robert Clark Turner Dies; Former Resident was 82

Robert Clark Turner


Robert Clark (Bob) Turner, of Hereford, Arizona, passed away August 28 at home following a lengthy illness. He was 82.
  Committal services were held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista, Arizona, on September 5, 2018.
He was born in Saline, Michigan, on June 25, 1936, to Mamie Gladys Herkimer and Andrew Jackson Turner.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.
Bob was also a 32nd Degree Master Mason. He worked as a psychiatric attendant at Michigan state hospitals.  In Alaska, he worked at Alaska Pulp Corp., was a Sitka police officer, then was in charge of maintenance at Sitka Community Hospital and was an operator at the hydro-electric plant.
Bob did many construction projects while living in Sitka, including building three homes.
He was an award-winning carver, making beautiful carvings in the round and most recently enjoyed making scroll saw objects.  Metal working was also a craft he enjoyed. If a person needed help with a project, he would figure it out mechanically. “Tell me what it is supposed to do, and I will make it happen.”
He enjoyed older country music, dancing at the Moose Lodge and Elks and played a little banjo. He also had a love of animals and always had at least one dog in the house.
He is survived by his wife Judith (Judy) Turner, of 41 years; two sons, Jack Turner of San Diego, California,  and Mathew (Mat) Turner and his wife, Tracy (Williamson) of Sitka, and their three children Nathen, Andrea and Jacob; and a daughter, Barbara Ketterer of Buffalo, New York, and her three children, Natasha, Tanya and Paul, and Tanya’s children, Chloe and Matt.
In addition, he is survived by his first wife, Joanne (Fry Turner) Rhoads of Doniphan, Missouri.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
As a remembrance, donations may be given to the Humane Society or a charity of preference.

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