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Louise Elizabeth Harris Turner

Louise Elizabeth Harris Turner

Louise Elizabeth Harris Turner


POSTED November 20, 2012 10:04 p.m.

Louise Elizabeth Harris Turner, 91, died peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 15 in her home surrounded by family, listening to her favorite dance music.

She was born in Moran, Texas, the youngest of four daughters, to Luney Lee and Amanda Harris.

In 1945, she married her childhood sweetheart, Randall Dean Bills. She and her husband moved to California in 1956 with their two daughters, Shirley and Joyce. They lived in Humboldt County and eventually moved to the East Bay Area until her husband died in 1964.

Oakdale was her home since 1970, living originally in the country, and moving into town in 1985.

Mrs. Turner’s love of country western dancing led her to The Golden Agers and The Forever Young senior dance clubs. It was this activity that brought Roy Campbell, a fellow club member, into her life. Their initial friendship grew into something very special. Their relationship gave them happiness and companionship in their last years.

She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Bills Smallwood, Joyce Bills (Ralph) Macias; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her loving companion, Roy Campbell.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Gladys Lemmons Senior Center, 450 East A St., Oakdale.

Remembrances may be made to the non-profit organization, LifeChronicles, 113 W. Mission Street, Suite B2, Santa Barbara 93101, http://lifechronicles.org. LifeChronicles helps families heal and connect by videotaping the life stories of an elderly family member or a seriously ill loved one.

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