J. Willmore TurnerDec. 22, 1918~Jan. 4, 2012J. Willmore Turner was born on December 22, 1918, in Heber City, Utah, the eldest son of John and Annie Turner and the grandson of Mormon pioneers from Scotland and England. "Jack", as he was known, enjoyed roaming the Red Ledges in Heber as a youth. He was a good student and a hard worker. Jack attended the Agriculture College (USU) in Logan, Utah and also helped his father run a lumber and coal business. He was particularly proud of the typing skills that he'd been taught at Wasatch High School. His proficiency at typing served him well on both his mission to Brazil (1939-41) and during World War II service in Washington, D.C. Jack's wartime service in Washington, D.C. brought him in contact with a southern belle named Dorothy James whom he later married. Jack and Dorothy returned to Heber and had two daughters, Margaret and Patricia. Jack and his brothers (Bob and Ben) expanded the lumber business into four "Turner Building Supply" retail stores (Heber, Vernal, Roosevelt), "Imperial Wholesale Lumber Supply" in Salt Lake City, "Turner Construction", "Turner Trucking" and "Uintah Planing Mill" at the southeast end of Heber City (which he always liked to note is one of the oldest operating businesses in Heber Valley). Jack loved to travel, particularly to Europe and specifically to the United Kingdom. Jack enjoyed golfing both at the Wasatch State Mountain Park in Midway and in Sun City West, Arizona, where he lived part-time in his later years. Jack was a keen businessman with an amateur's interest in following the stock market. He was generous and concerned about his family and employees. He valued education and hard work. Jack died peacefully on January 4, 2012 in Fountain Hills, Arizona. He is survived by his daughter, Margaret Turner Gooch (Perry) Fountain Hills, Arizona; brother, Ben Turner (Happy) Salt Lake City, Utah; sister Anna Jean Turner - Heber City and three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy James Turner; his daughter, Patricia Louise Turner; his parents, John and Annie Turner; his sister, Helen Turner Carlile and his brother, Bob Turner. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 p.m. at the Olpin-Hoopes Mortuary in Heber City, Utah.