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Patricia (Walsh) Turman

Born: Mon., May 10, 1943
Died: Sat., Jul. 6, 2019

Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Sat., Sep. 07, 2019
Location: Inkom Park Pavilion

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The light of our lives has left our side and is now shining over us…

I was born May 10, 1943 to Martin W. Walsh & Hulda Schritter Walsh at the General Hospital in Pocatello, Idaho.  I attended school at Jefferson Elementary & St. Joseph Catholic School.  I was part of the inaugural 9th grade class at Hawthorne Jr. High and graduated in 1961 from Pocatello High School.  That summer I rode the train to Salt Lake City & worked at the cafeteria in the Utah state capitol building. I lived with my sister Velma & her family – fun times & fond memories.   I then attended Links Business College in Boise, ID & worked part time at Albertson’s cafeteria.  I returned to Pocatello & worked for Byron’s Sewing Center.  Paula Moore introduced me to Dennis on a blind date around that time. I transferred to Boise for about 4 months then came home and married Dennis.  After working at Montgomery Ward’s for a while I got a job at Pocatello Children’s Clinic where I remained for 43 years. I have two daughters, Tamara (Tami), and Michelle (Missy). The girls are the love of my life…I have enjoyed them so much! 

We had our first home built on Park St. in downtown Inkom, ID when Tami was in first grade.  When the girls got older they became interested in horses.  After chasing the horses on the hilltop of our rented pasture on Rapid Creek Rd. we decided we needed a pasture of our own.  We bought our current home with 3 acres on Inkom Rd in 1976.  The girls joined Funny Farmers 4H Club & later the Choctaw Riding Group & 4H Club.  It was so much fun spending every weekend going to riding events with them and making so many wonderful friends along the way.

I retired from the clinic in 2008 after working there for 43 years.  I loved my job and co-workers and even worked there part time for another year.  Den & I got to enjoy each other’s company while we drove cars for Pocatello Nissan/Kia.

Dennis & I have stayed so busy camping, fishing, four-wheeling & snowmobiling with cherished family & friends.  Other highlights have been:  “Sisters Trip” Caribbean Cruise, Alaska trip, River of No Return adventure with Den’s family as well as the trip to Leavenworth, WA  with my brother John & his family. Den, myself and the girls made one last trip all together for brother John’s retirement & 70th birthday celebration in beautiful northern Idaho. Spending a week with our dear friends Ron & Linda in Bermuda Palms, CA & seeing all the sights was a great time also. I loved meeting with the cousins, sisters & friends once a month for lunch.   I also enjoyed our monthly get togethers with Poky High classmates. I loved being on the Planning Committee for the class reunions:  fun work, special camaraderie that paid off in great reunions.

Pat Turman, 76, passed away at home in Inkom, ID on Saturday July 6 surrounded by family & friends. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dennis, daughters Tamara “Tami” Madsen (Sheldon), Michelle “Missy” Smith (Jay), 1 granddaughter, 1 grandson & granddaughter-in-law, 4 great-grandchildren, siblings Velma, John (Deb), Sharon, Pat & CarlaDee, and many more cherished family members & friends.

Heartfelt thanks to all family, friends, community members, medical support team & Heritage Home Health & Hospice for helping our family during this journey.  Pat loved you all!

A Celebration of Pat’s Life will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Inkom Park Pavilion, 189 Park St. Inkom, ID from 12:00 – 4:00 PM.  Lunch will be served.

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Venita Petti
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
Dennis and Michelle and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. 😥. She was such a fun person to work with during my visits with her in home health - always smiling and always willing to try any activity I suggested! You all have been such a compassionate, caring and patient family with Pat!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Guy abd Sheri Bliesner
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. We moved to Blackfoot and didn't know she had been ill. She was a great lady, always had a smile on her face. Always loved to visit with her.

Love Guy and Sheri

Ron & Fran Sabel
   Posted Fri July 12, 2019
Dennis, Tami, Michelle and Families,
We are deeply saddened by your loss. Cherish all your memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Again, Our Condolences.

Ron & Fran Sabel and Families

Betty and John McArdle
   Posted Sat July 13, 2019
Dennis, Tami and Michele, Pat was a wonderful person and a great friend. I will always remember her laugh and how friendly she always was. She will be missed. Love and prayers for all of you.

Sharon Stanger
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We all had some good times "horsing around " with our girls. The memories are treasures,

Julia England
   Posted Wed September 04, 2019
Pat was always the friendly face at the clinic. Even after we stopped going there, whenever I went with my kids and grandkids, she was always there with a smile. She led a good life, and will be missed by her family and friends. RIP, Pat.

RaNae Palmer
   Posted Thu September 05, 2019
Dennis and Girls, I will always remember Pat for her optimistic outlook on life. Even during this difficult last year, she wore a smile and would always say "whatever will be will be". I hope when its time for me to face the end that I will be able to do so with just half the grace and optimism that Pat displayed. I will always treasure her friendship. Sorry for your loss, she was a special lady.
RaNae Palmer

Kathy Archibald
   Posted Sat September 28, 2019
I’m sorry for your loss. The name Turman is an old family name on my mother’s side, and I’m curious how we could be related? James Rouse Turman was my -I’m not sure how many removed grandfather. He married into the Ricks family and I have a picture of him at a family outing. Probably in 1800s.
Again my condolences and if you would satisfy my curiosity I would appreciate it.

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