Edward M. Turner, 80, of Cheyenne passed away Jan. 23 at Davis Hospice Center.
He was born April 17, 1939, in Greeley, Colo., to Clifford and Marianna (Gooch) Turner. He graduated high school in Wathena, Kan., excelling in basketball and track. He attended Tulane University as a National Merit Scholar, receiving his bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a history emphasis. He also received his master’s degree in mathematics.
He married Pauline Nichols, and they had three children, Diana, Philip and Barbara. After his divorce, he married Charlene Hatten. He divorced and married Sonja Sundem Plank on Aug. 3, 1973, in Seattle. They had two children, Marie and Michael.
Ed and Sonja owned and operated two restaurants in Seattle and a motel in Cheyenne. Ed was a hearing aid specialist, owning Wyoming Hearing Aid Counselors. He was a member of Cheyenne Hill Hoppers Club and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.
Ed is survived by his wife, Sonja Turner of Cheyenne; children, Diana (Kevin) Kinney of Lake Stevens, Wash., Philip Turner of Arlington, Wash., Barbara Espejo of Kirkland, Wash., Marie Turner (Michael Coppola) of Fort Collins, Colo., and Michael Turner (Jess Miller) of Fort Collins; grandchildren from his first marriage, Ryan and Bryce Kinney, and Kirsten and Blake Turner; grandchild from his third (correction) marriage, Wren Turner-Coppola; and five great-grandchildren from his first marriage.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Charles Turner.
Cremation has taken place under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. A private gathering will be held. Condolences may be offered at www.schradercares.com.
Those who wish may contribute to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.
This is a paid obituary.