Julia Diane “Judy” Kehrer Turpin, 77, of Jerome passed away June 25, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Boise. She was born July 13, 1943 at St. Valentine’s Hospital, Wendell, Idaho, to Robert and Roberta Kehrer, the youngest child, and only girl, joining brothers, Robert, David, and Jack; all surviving her. The family lived on their homestead in a small rock house. Judy started her education at Pleasant Plains grade school and graduated from Jerome High School.
Judy married Mark Simmons and raised Mark’s children, Cheryl Lloyd, Clifford Simmons, Greg Simmons, and Karrie Lewman. Judy and Mark also brought two daughters to this union, Julia Pacheco and Roberta Spangler.
Judy later married the love of her life, Ray Turpin. Ray was serving our country and was stationed in Germany and Texas, retiring to Jerome. Judy welcomed Ray’s children as her own, Raynell McGuire, JuLynn Dillard, Loren R. Turpin, Jr., and Rosella Turpin.
Judy worked many jobs, but the one she liked the best was raising her children and loving her grandchildren. She was active in the Good Sam’s Club, Moose Lodge, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also an avid bowler.
A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S Lincoln Ave, Jerome.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Judy’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.
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