Laura Belle Turner

July 20th, 1934October 7th, 2020

Laura Belle Turner, 86 of Boulder passed away October 7, 2020. She was born July 20, 1934 in Larned, Kansas to Howard and Merab Stilts. She was the 2nd of 4 children an dgrew up fast when she lost her mother at 9 years old. She graduataed from Trousdale High School in 1952.

Laura married Estel (Shorty) Turner on July 19, 1953, and they had 3 children. They traveled for many years with Estel's work, Laura became a caretaker early in life and carried out that role throughout her lifetime. In 1961 they moved to Boulder and to their present home in 1963. In 1970 she became the Manager of Table Mesa Village and continued that job up to her death. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and friend to many.

Laura is survived by her husband Estel Turner, 2 children Roy Turner of Boulder, and Diana (Kevin) Bowar of Longmont. Three Grandchildren Jennifer and Jeramiah Bowar and Matthew Turner, six great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and one sister Marty (Frank) Wurtz of Nevada.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Ray Lee Turner and two siblings, Delores Bracknell and Byron Stilts.


Funeral Service to be held 12:30p.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Darrell Howe Mortuary. Interment to follow at Green Mountain Cemetery.

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Grandma- You have always been my guiding light, the one who was always on my side. I am so lost without you slready, i love you do much. You were such a strong and beautiful women. My only wish is that I can become 1/4 of the women you were. I will always think of you as my hero. I would have done anything for you to be with me longer. I only hope that my children will remember how much you loved them as well. I have lost my biggest supporter, the person whose love stood out to me more then anyone elses and i will never forget the love you gave me or I had for you. I hope you are Watching me from wherever you ar, because I will always be thinking of you! I love you Grandma! love always Jeni
To Laura's family. I am a resident of Table Mesa Village Mobile Home Park where Laura, as you know, was a resident homeowner and Park Manager for over 50 years. Her commitment to the responsibilities of her job was undeniable and, during the last few months of her life, quite astonishing to me as I watched her carry out her daily task of checking the water system, carrying her increasingly frail body out of her car and entering the water pump house. I felt, also, through our conversations, her unwavering love and commitment to her family. A hole now exists in the heart of all of us that will never be filled. Laurel Conroy
A very long chapter of Table Mesa Village history has come to a sad end with Laura's passing. She was such a fixture here, that it just won't feel the same without her. Her dedication to the park was admirable and boundless. I will especially miss seeing her ride her bike to and from the water building. R.I.P. Laura - Steve W.