Anthony Turrey was born on November 13, 1937 in Merced,
California to Frank Panello and Anna Acebedo. While attending
school he met the acquaintance of Barbara Jean Alcorn and they
began dating in high school. They married on April 20, 1956 in
Merced, California. Frank joined the United States Navy and
was stationed on the U.S.S. Jason. Frank was honorably
discharged in 1959 and continued in the reserves for an
additional 4 years. Throughout his life, Frank remained
a proud Navy man throughout his entire life. After he was in
the military and started a family with Barbara, Frank attended
Merced College and received a degree in business.
in Merced, San Jose, San Diego and eventually moved to
Aumsville, Oregon in 2001. He took a job with Sears and was a
Sales Manager in their Automotive and Sporting Goods
department, retiring after 24 years. Frank enjoyed oil
painting scenes in the style of Bob Ross, golfing, and while
living in Merced he sang bass in a barber shop quartet; he
loved Christian music. Frank also loved football and watching
the Super bowl was a big event. Originally being from
California he was a 49’ers fan but later on began a Seahawks
fan as well.
One of the most important aspects of Frank’s
life was his faith. He had a tender heart and loved the Lord.
Through the years Frank would help friends start churches, do
counseling and be part of bible study groups. He and his wife
began attending New Life Church in Stayton ten years ago.
Frank was also a loving husband and family man who appreciated
any occasion to get his family together; his two favorite
holidays were Christmas and Thanksgiving. However, it was not
“get together” unless there was his favorite potato salad
and clam dip present. Frank’s gentle spirit touched many
people over his time here on earth. He was welcomed by his
loving Savior on May 9, 2019 at age 81.
preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Tommy Turrey,
June Bailey, Clarance Turrey, Josie Garcia, Paul Turrey, Bobby
Turrey, Lawrence Turrey, Elaine Maldonado, Duane Turrey. He is
survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara Turrey; children,
Stephanie (David) Banks, Russell (Linda) Turrey, Stacey
(Tommy) Ball, Chris (Casey) Turrey; siblings, Jimmy Turrey,
Lou Turrey; grandchildren, Jason Turrey, Justin Pyke, Tyler
Turrey, Bryant Park, Marissa Banks, Mitch Lucas, Khyra Turrey, Victoria
Turrey, Leanna Ball; great grandchildren, Tyler Turrey, Lilly
Pyke, Owen Turrey, Braxton Turrey in addition to many extended
family members and friends.
A service will be held
at 11:30am on Friday, May 17th at New Life Foursquare Church located at 1090 N First Avenue,
Stayton OR 97383 with private burial at Willamette National
Cemetery. Please visit weddle-funeral.com to leave online
condolences to the family.