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Jacquelyn M. Turnupseed

Jacquelyn M. Turnupseed

Jackie was born Jan.23, 1931, to John L. and Stella M. Greene in Bellingham Washington. She was the youngest of 4 girls. Joanne Claus, Margie Knudson and Shirley Stewart. In her passing-"the family link is now joined."

How do you put all your heart and love into a few paragraphs of how wonderful a lady our Mother's impossible. But we know that those who knew her also knew what a remarkable person she was. Always giving of herself in countless ways, seen and some unseen. What she couldn't do in person she prayed for deeply in her heart. She loved beyond words, beyond reason and with much faith. 🙏 She said,  "to the world I am one, but to one I am the world."

As a young farm girl, growing up in the country, she loved family farm and animals. She had a green thumb no one could hold a candle to. She had a sense of humor that would brighten you and the serenity to go with it. She loved music, art and gardening, playing the guitar and being a poet. She was much wiser then she let herself believe, she was very humble. She was an excellent role model and teacher of life and love. Her love for our Heavenly Father was been her strongest virtue, even at the lowest times of her life. I remember Momma saying

"In my darkest journeys, God is Always there," and "where there is Love, there is God."

At 16 she became a Nun with the Tacoma Dominican Sisters. Her name as a sister was Sister Mary Williams. There she had many joys and learned "the fruits of the spirit". She became an elementary teacher and lived a novice life for God and the church.  She left the convent after 7 years,  but always talked of her days there and her life long sisters. She always loved and missed them and delighted in hearing from them and seeing them over the years.

She met our father in 1955 and they instantly fell in love.  Their love and spirituality connected them from the start. They married in the church on Aug 6th, 1955. They had 6 children together and moved to Boise Idaho in 1967. She was a great teacher of many things, but mainly her faith is what we cherish the most. We all have such wonderful memories of her. Her gift of Love for God is the Greatest gift she ever gave any of her children. We can not imagine our lives without this remarkable women, but "our faith will help and lead us".
She cared for all her family, even when old age sneaks up on you and you can no longer do the things you would wish you could do, she still prayed for them and loved them with all her heart. Now our dearest Mother, Aunt, Grandma and Grandma Great, you can be our guardian angel and guide us through our journeys, as you did as our mother throughout our lives. You shall live in our hearts forever until we meet again. We pray we make you as proud of us, as we are of you.


Jackie died on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24th, she is preceded in death by our wonderful Father, Richard Clifford Turnupseed, our oldest brother Clifford J. Turnupseed, and our little angel, Abbey Nicole Worthen.

She is survived by-John Turnupseed (Boise) Richard Turnupseed (Boise) Thomas Turnupseed (twin falls)-Teresa And Michael Bohling (Mountain Home)Joan and Jeffrey Pollich (Kelso Washington) 15 grandchildren,19 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

We are thankful for all the people who touched her life along the way and who, in turn, were touched by her. This includes her friends, staff and caregivers at Kuna Assisted Living, who welcomed her into their Family. We also greatly appreciate the wonderful care and compassion from all those at Horizon hospice. Also thanks to those at Alden-Waggoner funeral home, for all your help and compassion during this time.

Funeral mass and services will be held at 10:30 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church followed by graveside service at Morris Hill cemetery.
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