Eunice Laverne Turner Talmage Deherrera, age 76, of Elkhart, Kansas, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Morton County Hospital in Elkhart, Kansas. She was
the wife of Alex ‘Hito’ Deherrera with whom she shared thirty years of marriage.
Eunice was born on April 23, 1941, in Elkhart, Kansas, to Thelma Roll Turner and Orville Hugh Turner. She was a student at Elkhart High School and a graduate of the class of 1959. Eunice attended college in Denver, Colorado, where she studied radiology. She was baptized in San Antonio, Texas, in 1961 and continued to be a spiritual person throughout her life. Following her brief time in San Antonio, Eunice lived in Bitburg, Germany, where she gave birth to son, William Anthony and daughter, Theresa Ann. She then moved to Los Angeles, California, and welcomed son, Robert Anson. Eunice had a love for art and enjoyed drawing and painting. Eunice was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt.
Eunice is survived by her husband, Alejandro Deherrera; children, Robert Talmage and Theresa Talmage; siblings, Yvonne Turner Fields and husband Dan, and Charlie Turner; eight grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, William Talmage; brothers, Lane Turner and Kenneth Turner; as well as parents, Thelma Roll Turner and Hugh Turner.
Friends may call Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with family present, at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Elkhart Cemetery in Elkhart, Kansas, with Pastor Ed Richards officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Eunice Deherrera Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.