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Margaret "Peggy" Lee (Sims) TurnerJuly 4, 1924 ~ June 6, 2017 (age 92)
Margaret Lee “Peggy” Sims Turner
Our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Margaret Lee “Peggy” Sims Turner passed away in Clearfield, Utah on June 6, 2017.
She was born July 4, 1924, in Burbank, California to Jessie Emaline Bowman and Richard Powell Sims, II. She loved her birthday, the colors red, white and blue and fireworks. She grew up in Eagle Rock, California and attended Woodbury College. Her favorite job was working at Universal Studios doing payroll for Hollywood celebrities. She also enjoyed music, dance, playing the piano and athletics.
Peggy and Les are the parents of five children, Marilyn Sue “Susie” Triplett, the late Nancy Lee Turner Thompson (Craig), Sharon Kay Turner Treu (Tim), Richard Leslie Turner, and Michael Allen Turner (Doreena).
Peggy and Les and their family joined the LDS Church August 31, 1957 and were sealed in the Los Angeles temple September 13, 1958. Peggy had a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and served faithfully in many LDS church callings in Primary, Relief Society and Young Women’s. She also served many years in the Los Angeles and Newport Beach LDS Temples. She loved everyone, especially her family, and had many friends. She had a positive attitude and never spoke ill of anyone. She was well-known for her sweet disposition and for always expressing gratitude to others.
She was an avid historian, writer, photographer, and genealogist. In 2008, when no longer able to live alone, she moved to Farmington, Utah to live with her daughter, Sharon. Always wanting to help, she was still playing piano for other’s enjoyment until the week before she passed away.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Millard Leslie Turner, her daughter, Nancy Lee Turner Thompson, and grandson, Westley Craig Thompson. She is survived by a brother, Richard Powell Sims III, Laguna Beach, CA; four children, 24 grandchildren and 73 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Northridge LDS Ward, 1885 Summerwood Drive, Farmington, Utah, 84025. Friends may visit family Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be held June 20, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Fairhaven Memorial Park, 1702 Fairhaven Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705.