June 21, 1926-Dec. 19, 2018
Margaret Ann Pool Turley was born June 21, 1926, in El Paso to Roy Fraim (R.F.) and Dewey Mae Pool. Margaret passed away peacefully at home, in Boerne, Dec. 19, 2018, being 92 years young.
Margaret grew up in the Dallas area, graduated from Baylor University and married Herbert E. Turley in Dallas, June 3, 1947. On June 6, the happy couple was sealed together for eternity in the Logan Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and they both enjoyed sharing their faith and commitment to Jesus Christ with their four children through the years.
After Herb graduated from Texas A&M, he and Margaret lived in San Antonio. When not living in San Antonio, Margaret and Herb lived in Sisterdale and then Boerne from 1961-1966; then back in Boerne from 1983 on.
Margaret enjoyed participating in society organizations and events with her family in her younger years; loved a wide range of music (from Handel’s “Messiah” to Big Band to the Boerne Village Band); loved to sing and was her church choir director for many years; and was a member of San Antonio’s Tuesday Musical Club and a member of the George W. Kendall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Margaret influenced many young minds for good as a school teacher, first substitute teaching in the Boerne school district and then teaching full-time at Burbank High School. She also loved serving others in the community and church throughout her life. Margaret helped with the refugee efforts in San Antonio; has helped put together humanitarian packets, hygiene packets and has helped with many other worthy causes locally and for those who live abroad.
Herb and Margaret served a full-time church mission together in South Carolina from 1999-2000. Also, Margaret worked with the young women of the church in various facets and was a Stake Young Women’s Camp Director for many years, providing experiences that would encourage the young women to develop a closer relationship with their Heavenly Father. She held other church leadership positions, including Relief Society President for her congregation in San Antonio; and then later, the Stake Relief Society President where her stewardship included all of San Antonio and surrounding areas. She helped those in physical and spiritual need get through hard times, comforted the distressed and helped individuals and families feel their Savior’s love. She has blessed countless individuals and families, but none more so than her own family, through her actions, example, and love.
Margaret is survived by her daughter Barbara Sosa of Boerne; son Bruce Turley and wife Kaye of Round Rock; son Keith Turley and wife Janis of Houston; son Hal Turley and wife Launa of Dallas; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, R.F. and Mae Pool; brother Robert Pool and his wife Nell; sister Sarah Lewis and her husband J; son-in-law Lloyd Sosa; grandson Zachary Sosa; and great-grandson Ezra Jasso.
Margaret’s celebration of life will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m.; the funeral service at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 203 Stonegate St., Boerne. The interment will be held at 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio.
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Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.