Harvey Leon Turner

Date of Birth

June 9, 1938

Date of Death

February 19, 2023

City of Death

Santa Barbara, CA

Harvey Turner, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandpa, passed away at the age of 84.

Harvey was born on June 9, 1938 in Salinas, CA to Beulah and Jack Turner. He grew up in Bakersfield, CA, and met the love of his life Liz on a blind date while attending college. On July 12, 1958 he married Elizabeth Clara Meleo. They had 3 children, Janet, Pamela and Tony; Sons in law, Mark and Steve, 7 beloved grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He earned his degree at University of Redlands and had a 40 year career as a program manager for Litton and Santa Barbara Research Center (Raytheon).

Harvey (Harv) had a passion for art and jewelry making. Creating ceramics at his mom’s shop as a child and creating art for his families’ home, and in later years as a fine jeweler creating beautiful gem-stone and precious metal jewelry, a passion he shared with Pam. He was also an avid golfer, which he took up after many years of playing tennis, a passion he shared with Janet. He loved to travel, taking many trips with his family over the years, and celebrating Christmas with all of his grandchildren around. He was known for his quick wit, always the life of the party and charmed everyone he met. Harvey will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

A ceremony to celebrate Harvey’s life will be held at the chapel of McDermott-Crockett Mortuary on Friday, March 10th at 2:00 pm.


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