John Stanley Turley b. 12 November 1914

From Unflinching Courage by Adele Bushman Westover and J. Morris Richards pp. 602-603

John Stanley Turley was born November 12, 1914, in a frame house north of the small reservoir. He weighed 11 pounds. Mary Richards and his Grandmother Westover were his mother’s doctor and nurses.

He is the grandson on both sides of the family to original settlers Johanna Westover and Isaac Turley and Sarah Greenwood Turley.

In May 1915 his parents moved to Holbrook to work on a ranch for Will Scorse, but water and ground difficulties prevented them continuing the ranch.

They moved back to Joseph City in July and his father had a three room house built. The first house built north of Randalls and Westovers barns. The following fall Harvey and Howard Randall built homes, also the District School house was built. The Randall children were his first playmates.

He went through the eight grades of school in Joseph City. When he was eleven years old the Principal Bertha Rees gave him a flashlight (a luxury at that time) for not being tardy or absent during the year.

When he was fourteen years old he won a trip to Tucson, first trip from home. While there he won an award for judging the best roosters.

In Joseph City he was president of the Deacons Quorum, also supervisor over the Teachers in the 5th Ward in Phoenix.

He went to Holbrook to high school but did not finish the last six weeks as he was intending getting married and got a job working on construction at Jacob Lake.

He was married April 21, 1934, to Bernice Standifird, by Bishop John L. Westover.

In 1938 he commenced driving the White Mountain Bus from Holbrook to Globe.

In the summer of 1939 he began driving the Greyhound Bus, and has been driving ever since for the company.

In the summer of 1953 he with fifteen other bus drivers were sent east to get new buses for the company.

January 5, 1955, their daughter Lynn Ann was married in the Idaho Falls Temple to Francis Leon Bair of Shelley, Idaho. She met him while attending school at the Brigham Young University. They are now living in Ephrata, Wash.

Stanley and family moved to Phoenix in 1945 where they have lived ever since.


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