Isaac Turley d. 3 December 1908, Colonia Juarez, Mexico


From The Theodore Turley Family Book, p. 91

Isaac’s main concern was for the well-being of his family, both temporally and spiritually. He felt, keenly, the challenge that his father, Theodore Turley, placed upon his shoulders when he said, “Isaac, a great amount of Church activity and responsibility of my descendants will be carried on through you and your posterity.”

In the fall of 1907, Isaac’s health seemed to be failing. At the insistence of Clara Ann and the children, he went to California to see of a rest and change of climate would effect improvement in his health. On that trip he was able to visit members of his family who had remained in California. Also, he visited his children in Northern Arizona, which lifted his spirits somewhat. However his condition did not improve a great deal. He suddenly became extremely ill and about five days later, on December 3, 1908, he passed away at the age of 71 in the home that he had built in Colonia Juarez. His wife, Sarah Ann, and some of his children were with him. He was buried the following day beside his wife Sarah, in the cemetery on the southwest side of town, which he had worked hard to help prepare as a final resting place for the townspeople.

May the traits that made him great, and that inspired the love and confidence of those who knew him, live on in us, his numerous posterity’96 then, even in death, his goals and purposes shall not fail.



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