Celia Merlene Jex Turner, age 63, passed away July 31, 1998 at her home in Bountiful, Utah.

Born March 21, 1935, the daughter of James M. and Celia Hiatt Jex, in Provo, Utah. Married Ernest E. Turner August 26, 1959 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She was an active member of the LDS Church serving as Young Women's President, Stake Relief Society President, Bountiful Temple Ordinance Worker. Worked in the Public Affairs Dept. of the LDS Church. She was a great cook and loved cooking for her family.Survived by her husband, Ernest; children; C. Tami McCall (Bill), Bountiful; Kellie J'Nae Turner, Bountiful; Derik Jex Turner (Julie), Syracuse; Stefanie Cae Turner, Bountiful; Staci Carole Turner, Bountiful; brothers and sisters, Betty Sharp, Vernal; Mary Jolley, Salt Lake City; Margaret Moyes, Bountiful; Joyce Westenskow, Bountiful; eight grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sister, Lorin Jex, Eileen Peay and Frank Jex.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, 1998, at the Bountiful 43rd Ward Chapel, 990 North 100 West. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful, and again Wednesday morning from 10 - 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment-Lakeview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the: Merlen Jex Turner Memorial Fund, c/o Deseret First Credit Union, 147 North 200 West, Box 45046, Salt Lake City, Utah 84145.

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