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Joan Marsh Turner

January 19, 1936 ~ March 11, 2017 (age 81)
A committal service for long-time San Ramon resident Joan Marsh Turner, age 81, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the San Francisco National Cemetery, 1 Lincoln Boulevard, Presidio of San Francisco, California, to be followed by a celebration of life luncheon from 1 to 3 p.m. at Luna Loca Restaurant, 500 Sycamore Valley Road West, Danville, California. All are welcome.

A lifelong learner with a passion for the arts and humanities, Joan passed away peacefully in her home on March 11, 2017 after suffering a stroke.  The Wilson & Kratzer Chapel of San Ramon is assisting the family. To sign the guest book, go to .

Joan was born on January 19, 1936 in Freeborn County, Minnesota, the daughter of Mildred Larson Marsh and Howard Ethmer Marsh. A Minnesotan through and through, she grew up near Albert Lea, graduated from Austin High School, and attended Carleton College before earning her degree in History from the University of Minnesota in 1958.

In 1968 Joan wed the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Turner, a native of San Francisco. Bob’s career running PXs on Army bases brought them to USAG Heidelberg, Germany, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas and Fort Knox, Kentucky before they retired first to Loon Lake in the Great North Woods of Minnesota, and then San Ramon, where she lived for 28 years after Bob’s passing in 1990.

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