Glenna Jean Turner Black April 19, 1947 ~ May 13, 2024

Glenna Jean Turner Black, a cherished soul known affectionately as Glenna to her friends and family, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2024, in Richfield, Utah.
Born on April 19, 1947, in the scenic town of Durango, Colorado, Glenna was a beacon of warmth and joy throughout her 77 years.
Glenna’s early life was rooted in the rugged beauty of Colorado where she was lovingly raised by her parents, Robert and Eloise Turner. Her childhood was filled with the adventures of the great outdoors alongside her brother, Brodie Turner.
The family later moved to Blanding, where Glenna completed her education through the 11th grade. She spent her senior year in Parker, Arizona, where she graduated with her high school class, leaving behind a legacy of good humor and steadfast friendship.
Her professional journey was as varied as it was fulfilling. Glenna’s career began behind the wheel of a school bus, a role that allowed her to connect with countless students and parents, leaving a lasting impression with her reliability and care.
She later transitioned into secretarial work, where her organizational skills and attention to detail shone brightly. Glenna’s passion for helping others led her to become a Driver Trainer Instructor, a position through which she imparted her wisdom and experience to new generations of drivers
Glenna’s commitment to her community was reflected in her active participation in the church, where she served in several callings. Her devotion to her faith and her congregation was evident in every task she undertook and her contributions were both appreciated and impactful. 
Beyond her professional and community engagements, Glenna had a rich and varied tapestry of interest that brought joy to her life and those around her. An excellent cook, she delighted in creating delicious meals and treats that became the highlight of family gatherings and social events.
Her artistic side found expression in tole painting, where her intricate designs and vibrant use of color brought beauty into the world. Sewing was another of Glenna’s talents, a skill she employed to craft everything from stunning clothing to cozy quilts.
An active spirit, Glenna relished the opportunity to engage in physical activities such as tennis and swimming, both of which she pursued with enthusiasm and vigor.
She was also a great advocate for the simple pleasures in life, like organizing picnic outings that provided the backdrop for laughter, conversation, and the making of cherished memories.
Glenna’s life was a testament to her values of kindness, service, and love for her family and friends. Her unwavering support and the joy she brought to every room will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Though she leaves behind a void that can never be filled, the legacy of Glenna’s spirit will continue to inspire a guide in us. She left the world a better place because of her presence.
As the sun sets on a life well-lived, we bid farewell to Glenna Jean Turner Black, a woman of grace, strength, and boundless love. Her journey on earth may have ended, but her influence will endure, a guiding light for all who were touched by her presence.

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