Loren was suddenly taken from his family and friends by a brain aneurysm at the age of 64. He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. In childhood he spent summers in Chimacum with his family.
He graduated from Rainier Beach High School in 1972. After his mother’s death in 1978 he inherited an old family home in Chimacum which he updated, remodeled and used as a rental. He purchased his childhood home in Seattle. For the remainder of his life he worked on these two properties. He built and sold a spec home in Port Hadlock as a flip house.
He earned his Journeyman Carpenter title in 1976 completing a 4 year apprenticeship. He earned his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Building Construction Technology from Seattle Community College in 1981. By 1985 he was also certified in welding, basic surveying, and Architectural Drafting.
He was never idle. Loren was always updating, repairing or remodeling his Seattle house and Chimacum rental property.
For leisure Loren was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed recreational fishing, both freshwater and marine fishing. He also participated in occasional sport fishing.
Loren was stubborn, fierce and independent. Under his gruff exterior he was loyal and generous with his time. He was always helping family and friends whenever asked.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kathleen L. Bishop (1978), father, Loren O. Turner (1976), and brother William Bishop (Frank) Turner (2014).
Loren never married. He is survived by his sisters, Carol Turner (Tacoma) and Sally Butler (Snoqualmie), niece, Heather Reinfeld (Jason), grandniece Alana, and girlfriend, Chong Kim (aka Sunny).
Per his wishes, his ashes will be scattered in Chimacum, Washington.
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