MORGAN - Beth was born to Conrad Alma Smith and Nellie May Compton in Morgan, Utah. She spent her early years in Ogden, Utah. She married Frank Robison Turner on October 27, 1937 in the Salt Lake Temple. They moved to Taft, California where the first two of their five children were born. They later moved back to Devil Slide, Utah and had their third child. They built their home in Morgan on Island Road, where the last of their children were born and they remained there for the rest of their lives.
Beth was a very active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served in many callings. Beth was the first Relief Society President of the Morgan 2nd Ward. Beth and Frank served two missions. Their first mission was to Cebu, Philippines in 1979. They later served in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1984. While in Africa they worked to open the Johannesburg, South Africa Temple. They also served in the Ogden Temple.
Beth always enjoyed sewing and was a beautiful seamstress. She made most of the clothing for her children. Beth taught 4-H sewing for over 10 years. She judged clothing at county fairs and the Utah State Fair. She liked to can and preserve foods. She had a great passion for genealogy and family histories. She completed seven different family histories.
Beth and Frank have five children. Coleen Turner (Julian Andersen) of Mill Creek, Washington; Leland Frank Turner (Ileen Stenquist) of Logan, Utah; Terry Smith Turner (Myra Taylor) of Morgan, Utah; Tamra Turner (Steven Morgan) of Garland, Utah; Vickie Turner (Richard Carter) of Kimberly, Idaho. They also had an exchange student that lived with them for two years, Fannie Holliday. They have 21 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday February 17, 2014 at 11:00 A.M at the Rock Church (10 West Young Street, Morgan, UT). A viewing will be held Sunday February 16, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Walker Mortuary (45 West 200 North, Morgan, UT) and prior to the services on Monday from 9:45 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. at the church.