Clem Turner, 94, died Jan. 9, 2017 after a brief illness at home with family present.
Clem had recently moved to Portland in 2013 after living on San Juan Island, just off of Hanbury Point on the west side of the island for over 33 years.
Clem had a rich life growing up in Long Beach, California. He served in the Navy during WWII, went to law school on a whim, became a special agent in the FBI for two years, and then became Deputy City Attorney for the City of Long Beach. In 1980 he began his retirement years and moved up to the San Juan Islands with wife Barbara where they both loved their new life.
Clem served the Friday Harbor community on the medical center board for four years and on the county board of equalization for over 10 years.
Personally, Clem enjoyed the people around him and they, him. He was a regular swimmer at San Juan Island Fitness. He appreciated the jazz festivals and his special view of Mosquito Pass and Henry Island. He was honored by being grand marshall for the Yacht Haven Drive Fourth of July parade in 2013.
Clem deeply loved and cared for his wife Barbara as well as his four children; Robbin, Jim, Kit and Sarah, his eight grandchildren and his three great-grandchildren.