Pattie Turner Passes Away at 68


Patricia (Pattie) Pettingill Turner of Umatilla passed away quietly in her sleep on May 11, 2020 in Hermiston after a prolonged illness at the age of 68.

She was born on May 20, 1951 in Rexburg, Idaho to Gretta Hinckley Pettingill and Boyd R. Pettingill.

She married Craig Cazier, and to that union Danny and Billy were born. She later married Ronald Turner, and to that union Michelle was born.

Pattie loved to crochet, read books, play cards, and in her younger years play piano. She always felt that her children were her greatest accomplishment and supported them with her unconditional love. She loved her grandchildren and was fiercely proud of them.

Throughout her prolonged illness, she fought and maintained her stubbornness and showed her strength. In her family’s eyes she was heroic in her efforts to continue to fight through so many health issues and maintain her dignity. She always said if she had to go, she wanted to go peacefully in her sleep and her wish was granted.

Pattie is survived by her son, Billy Cazier (Diane); daughter, Michelle Heckathorn (Duane); grandchildren, Sadie Cazier, Jacob Papineau, Dakota Cazier and Joshua Claxton; brother, Keith Pettingill; plus numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ken Powell and Phil Powell; and son, Danny Cazier.

Her light will be greatly missed.

At her request, there will be no services.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.


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