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Mary Marie Toll Turner
Birth: Jan. 22, 1929
Arroll
Texas County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 2008
Grants Pass
Josephine County
Oregon, USA

beloved mother grandmother and greatgrandmother grandma was born in a small farm house on the family farm in a very very small missouri town called arroll.her father harley rode horseback for about six miles into summerville to get the doctor for her birth,the doctor arrived just in time. all thats left now of that house is the foundation.

she was raised in a very poor but loving family. one of her child hood stories that she told us was when she lived on the farm and one of her chores was to help her older brother dwain herd the cows back to the barn at night.one perticular night one of the cows was delivering a calf and she and her older sister speed ran home screaming and told theyre mom that the cows guts were spilling out.

the house that she was born and raised in had no electricity or plumbing.the house had four large rooms with two outside doors in each room.the outside of the house was covered with wood siding,and the inside was covered with pasted on newspapers to keep the cold out.and a picket fence went around the house.they had a well,barn,chicken coop,rabbit hutch,and out house.water was pumped from the well into buckets and brought into the house for drinking,bathing,and cooking.around christmas time they had a christmas tree,but sometimes no presents.her mother would make soap out of lye and talon,they couldnt afford laundry soap.her family was very poor and lived on what theyre father brought home after hunting,and what little theyre farm would produce. this was during the great deppression and the dust bowl.

she attended a one room school in arroll,and samuel gompers junior high and fremont high in los angeles,the same as grandpa,but they never met until 1947,a few years after .grandma never graduated but she tried.

grandma traveled out to california with her family in 1936.her father harley decided to move to calif, because it was in the middle of the depression,and providing food on the table was hard.he sold the family farm for a 1928 chevy and $190 .00, then they moved to los angeles ca,one car with 2 huge trunks,some belongings,a grandmother,six kids and her parents.

she loved to go fishing with her dad,she would say that when her dad got up to go fishing,it would be before the sun rose, he would sneak into her room that she shared with her sisters,and he would wake her up and tell her to be ready within minutes and if she wasnt ready in time he would be gone.her father was a man of his word.

she was married to raymond louis turner in april 1948 in l.a. california,she was the mother to danny ray, micheal eugene,donna,carol ann ,charles leroy, and baby dennis who only lived for one day and died in 1951. she was a very dedicated mother , grandmother ,and great grandmother.

grandma loved sewing,baking,traveling,and buying christmas presents for her family.she also loved making holiday dinners.

when she traveled she would always bring back souvineers for everyone.i still have alot of them.everytime a holiday would come around you would get a greetings card from her.i have everyone she ever sent me.on your birthday you could always expect a call from her,and if you lived to far away to come to her house on christmas she would call you.

at the time of her death she had 11 grandkids and 3 great grandkids.she died of natural causes in her home in grants pass oregon. 
 
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 Parents:
  Harley M Toll (1902 - 1964)
  Nella Buella Toll (1902 - 1983)
 
 Spouse:
  Raymond Louis Turner (1928 - 2006)*
 
 Children:
  Dennis Lee Turner (1951 - 1951)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thelma Lucile Toll Thacker (1927 - 2004)*
  Mary Marie Toll Turner (1929 - 2008)
  Neoma Toll Emerson (1932 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery
Grants Pass
Josephine County
Oregon, USA
Plot: vetrans section next to husband raymond
 
Created by: James Ray Turner
Record added: Mar 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35294502
Mary Marie <i>Toll</i> Turner
Added by: Jean Boling
 
Mary Marie <i>Toll</i> Turner
Added by: James Ray Turner
 
Mary Marie <i>Toll</i> Turner
Added by: James Ray Turner
 
 
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