(May 6, 2007)
Dee (Moewes) Turner died Sunday, May 6 in Cheyenne in the company of Tom Stockman and her four children after a valiant fight following heart bypass surgery.
She was born Nov. 16, 1941, in Steamboat Springs, Colo., to Boe and Marie Turner. She was raised in Mt. Harris and Hayden, Colo., where she walked uphill to school both ways with her brothers and sister.
She met Don Moewes (the first love of her life) at the Craig Drugstore in Craig, Colo., and they married in 1961 in Grand Lakes, Colo. They moved to Powell where they had four children, Darren (Billings, Mont), Denice (Seattle, Wash.), Debbie (Laramie) and Donelle (Seattle, Wash.). Her children were the pride and joy of her life, and the feeling was mutual. In 1987 she moved to Hayden, Colo., and eventually moved back to Wyoming in Baggs, where she resided until her death. In 1998 she met the only other love of her life, Tom Stockman. Tom, who affectionately called her Big Un, was by her side until her death.
Her family will remember Dee as loyal to a fault and as the kindest, most nonjudgmental person you could ever meet. She loved being outdoors in Colorado and Wyoming, In her earlier years she snowmobiled, golfed, bowled and played softball. She was also an excellent piano player. She enjoyed fishing her entire life, especially with Tom. She was a stone cold crazy Denver Bronco fan and knew John Elway could walk on water. She read constantly and was a history buff.
She will be missed by all who knew her and will be in her family’s hearts forever. She has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 in Baggs at the Little Snake River Valley School multipurpose room.
She is survived by Tom Stockman; her children; her mother, Marie Turner; her sister, Jan Ward; and her brother, Chuck Turner. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Jeremy, Steven, Trevor and Kourtney.
She was preceded in death by her father, Boe, and her brother, Randy. The family would appreciate donations to the Dee Turner Memorial Account, c/o Debbie Moewes, 502 S 17th St, Laramie, WY 82070 to purchase a tree to plant in her honor, although she would probably prefer it be used to start a fund to bring John Elway out of retirement.