Donnie Mark Turner passed away peacefully on December 24, 2020. Donnie was born October 16, 1942 in Bellingham, WA to Winnifred and Jesse Turner. When he was four his family moved to Clear Lake, WA. Donnie attended Auburn Adventist Academy and Sedro Woolley High School, graduating in 1962. In 1963 Donnie married Mary Massingale of Concrete. Donnie and Mary had four children, Mark, Teresa, Becky and Matthew. Donnie worked at the cement plant in Concrete until it closed. Afterwards he worked for Reese Brothers Logging in Darrington before going to Alaska to work on the Alaska Pipeline in the 1970's. Mary and Donnie were later divorced. Donnie continued to live in Alaska working as commercial fisherman and later driving transit bus for the City of Anchorage. Donnie loved the outdoors, hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, white water rafting and camping. When he lived in Alaska he fished a number of rivers, catching more than one 50 pound king salmon. Don also whitewater rafted a number of rivers including; Snake River, White Salmon River, Sauk River, Upper Skagit River, Klickitat River, and McKenzie River. He was also a talented woodworker and made pews for Eagle River Seventh Day Adventist Church where he was also deacon. The summer of 1993 Don remarried to Sally Duncan in Burlington, WA. The fall of 1997 Donnie retired from the Alaska Teamsters and moved back to Clear Lake, WA with his wife Sally. He drove truck for Northwest Hay and KCPK before retiring in 2017. After coming back to Skagit Valley Donnie was a deacon for the North Cascade Seventh Day Adventist Church. Donnie is survived by his wife Sally Turner, their children and spouses; Mark and Janet Turner, Teresa Turner, Becky and David Blakely, Matthew Turner, Bill Duncan, Nicole and Ken Turner. Grandchildren Imagin Turner, Darren and Elizabeth Turner, and Kenny and Cole Turner. His brothers Ken and Robert Turner. As well as many nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Winnifred Prather and Jesse Turner and his brother John Turner. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Maranatha Volunteers International, 990 Reserve Drive, Suite 100, Roseville, CA 95678 or Big Lake Fire Department. Please visit www.hawthornefh.com to share your thoughts and memories and sign the online guest register. Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA.
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