Frederick Frank Turnier, 74, passed away in St. George, UT on September 20, 2019. Fred was born on August 17, 1945 in Queens, NY to Frederick Conrad Turnier and Ilene Isaacs. Fred later moved to Niles Canyon, California, and met and married his best friend, Raula Gonzalez, on December 19, 1964.
Together, Fred and Raula shared their love of playing softball. Their shared love for and experience with softball and the camaraderie with fellow players spanned fifty-two years. They played constantly on national, local, travel and tournament teams. When they couldn’t play on the co-ed teams together, Fred would play on multiple men’s team which in 2005 won the National ASA Softball Championship. In the rare off-season, Fred would go fishing, travel, be a volunteer with county elections, or just be comfortable relaxing at home with his wife. Fred had an easy going, well liked, and kind demeanor. He was a dedicated public servant for over forty years, working as a land surveyor in California to administrator for the Clark County Sanitation District during unprecedented times of growth in the Las Vegas Valley, Laughlin and rural Clark County.
Fred is survived by his children, Shawn, Fred, and Aaron, and his three grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Raula Turnier.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in their Guest Book at www.virginvalleymortuary.com.