Nathan Clair Turner II, 69, was born in Tacoma, Wash., May 5, 1950, to parents, Nathan Clair Turner Sr. and Jeanne Madge Turner (Smith). He passed away Feb. 10, 2020.
Nathan attended school in Rainier, Wash., Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Wash., and Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Ore. He worked in the forest as a logger and worked in mills until 1980. In 1980, Nathan went to work for Safeway Stores. He worked his way up to being an assistant manager until he retired in 2006. Nathan lived in Rainier until 2008, when he moved to Chewelah.
He loved farming, hunting and fishing but most of all, he loved his family. He is survived by his wife, Tammy; brother, Bill Turner of Rainier, Wash.; five children, Melissa Richter of Tumwater, Wash., Bonnie Muraoka of Spokane, Nick Turner of Spokane, Kris Turner and Brett Turner, both of Chewelah, Wash.; along with numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at Abundant Life Church in Chewelah, Wash., at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.
Donations can be made in Nathan’s name to Rainier FFA at Rainier School District, attention Debi Holmes, P.O. Box 98, Rainier, WA 98576, or to the Abundant Life Church in Chewelah, Wash., P.O. Box 74, Chewelah, WA 99109.