Louise M. Turner, who lived at Blue Skies of Texas in San Antonio, died June 9, 2020. She is survived by her daughter, Jan Pierson and her husband, Jim Pierson; her son, Dale Turner and his wife, Julia Fonseca; and her three granddaughters and their husbands, Sarah and Matt Zappitello, Laura Pierson and Justin Duran, and Amberly Pierson and Keegan Kjeldsen. Louise was preceded in death by her husband of over 64 years, Gerald “Jerry” Turner, her parents, Dale and Gertrude Charles, and her brother, William “Bill” Charles. Louise was born in Honolulu, Hawaii where her father was stationed while in the Navy. As a child, she moved around the country with her family as her father was assigned to different locations such as Washington D.C. and Long Island, New York. Eventually, her family moved back to Hawaii where she started high school. While still in high school her family moved to the Alameda, California area where she finished high school. It was at the local Baptist church that Louise would meet her future husband, Jerry Turner. They would become friends, attend church services together, and finally married in October 1953. Their meeting started a lifetime of love and a partnership that lasted the rest of their lives. In addition to being a loving wife and caring mother, Louise was very involved in her church and community. She loved singing and sang in various choirs and singing groups. She was very active socially with many, many friends all over the country. Many of those friends were in Lago Vista, Texas where they lived for over 30 years before retiring and moving to Blue Skies of Texas in San Antonio where they made many more friends. Louise will be missed by her immediate and extended family members who live all over the country. And by her many close friends. We ask that all who knew and loved Louise think of all the happy times you had with her. We know that will make Louise smile. Louise was a very spiritual person and a great wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and aunt. She is loved and will be missed. Oh, and she loved Christmas.

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  1. Louise was one of the reasons my husband and I decided to move to Blue Skies of Texas. Long before the Ambassador program was started to encourage visitors to join this community, Louise was an active ambassador all on her own. We had met them by chance – she and her husband saw us wandering around campus looking at houses and making notes and invited us into their home to see what a real, lived-in house looked like. She was wonderfully welcoming to us. We returned to Florida where we lived but for the next 5 years we got a Christmas card from Louise just saying hi and suggesting that we return to live there, which we eventually did. We often saw her in the church choir and listened to her sing with the Village Voices. Louise didn’t just live at Blue Skies, she was a vibrant part of our community. Jim and Dottie Conner

  2. We were privileged to know Louise and Jerry for a short time before they both became ill. Jerry asked Robert to repair a bench swing, and Robert make a whole new one for him. We took it to their special country place near Pipe Creek. We send our sympathy to her family with the sure belief that they are both with our Lord, Jesus Christ. Robert & Barbara, Blue Skies of Texas West

  3. Louise and Jerry were such precious friends – for nearly 50 years we shared joys and sorrows, daily lives and special occasions. They were two of the most beautiful, loving, loyal Christians I have every met. Surely heaven rejoiced as they came home. I have so many wonderful memories of our days together: watching MASH at our house as they couldn’t get it at their house; swimming off the dock (and the annual swim across Lake Travis); Christmas shopping at the mall; planning Jan’s wedding by the lake (and searching for sheet music to “Sunrise, Sunset” so I could learn to play it on the organ Jerry transported halfway down the hill!); travel to Europe; baby showers for my boys; sewing Halloween costumes; working on the deck to finish needlepoint projects- the list goes on and on. I thank God each and every day for the gift they have been to my life – and I will miss them for all the days remaining. God’s grace, love, and peace to the family they loved so much – thank you for sharing them with us!

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