Cecil L. Turner, 69, passed away Feb. 26, 2011. Survived by his wife, Jeanna Turner; children, Rhonda Turner, Steven Turner, Christopher Turner and Ryan Turner; grandchildren, Kimberly, Zach, Grace and Georgia Hartsfield, Jeff and Alex Turner; great-grandchild, Lily Hartsfield; and brother, James Turner of Parker, Colo. Predeceased by his parents, Orie and Mollie Turner. Cecil was born Oct. 3, 1941, in Wichita, Kan. He graduated from University of Colorado School of Law and joined Pueblo's legal department as an aide in 1967. Less than a year later, he was made deputy district attorney. He rose through the ranks earning the positions of chief trial deputy and assistant district attorney. In 1976, Cecil entered private practice and served on the state attorney general's organized crime task force and lectured at the National College of District Attorneys. Eventually he returned to the district attorney's office. Cecil also served on the Colorado State Fair Board. Cecil was a loving husband and father who was continually supportive and proud of his family and friends. There will be no viewing. A celebration of Cecil's life will take place at the Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Dr., with Msgr. Thomas Adrians as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Memorials may be made to The Turner Foundation a non-profit that was organized by his sons to promote the performing arts through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. I had a great opportunity to work with Cecil, he was a true confident person and he knew the court rooms, a truly missed person. May God bless your family.

  2. Turner Family:
    I’m so sorry for the loss of Cecil He was such a kind man. All of Pueblo has lost a great Citizen
    May God Bless You.
    Judi Patti & Family

  3. Jeanna, My thoughts are with you. I was unable to attend the funeral but wanted to be there to give you a hug and offer my support. Even though I didn’t know Cecil well, I know what he meant to you and the boys so know the loss will be felt deeply and will take time to heal, as best we heal after losses. You are blessed with so many who love and will support you, lean on them. God bless.

  4. Jeanna, Steven, Rhonda, Christopher and Ryan,
    Please accept my condolences on Cecil’s passing. Cecil was a great attorney, and I literally learned how to be a trial attorney from Cecil. The source of my cross-examination & closing argument styles, indeed, the way I think about cases, is Cecil, & what I learned from him during our short time practicing together. I will always remember him.

  5. Jeana and family; Cecil was truly a “One of a kind” and I thought the world of him!! He will be truly missed and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jodi Anselmo Spinuzzi

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this sad time. Cecil will not be forgotten by my family. He was not only a great person but a great lawyer and we were blessed to have known him. God Bless.
    Dave and Nancy Whatley

  7. Jeanna and family:
    I send my deepest sympathy for our loss of Cecil. He was a wonderful man and friend. I will miss him much but, yet treasure the many memories and times we’ve all spent together. My greatest memory is the filet of fish! Our friendship has meant alot and I will miss my dear friend. May he rest in peace.
    Love you all!

  8. Jeanna and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Cecil will long be remembered as a friend, a source of knowledge and how he always showed strength in adversity, compassion at times of anguish and tolerance .

    May God’s presence give you strength and comfort.

  9. Jeanna,

    We are sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your boys in our prayers.

    David & Renee Greenway

  10. I’m sorry for your loss, you have plenty of friends to help you all through these rough times. Turner family our thoughts and prayers are with you the family. If there is anything we can do to help please ask we are here for all of you. God Bless You Turner Family

  11. Jeanna and boys:
    So very sorry to read about Cecil. I know you are feeling like you have a huge hole in your heart. Be strong and take care of you and your boys. Give me a call if you need a friend or just want to go out and get a bite to eat. You will be in my prayers.

  12. Bless you the family of Cecil,if it were not for him,my moms case would not even be reopened again,he changed my life actually he saved it,,with all of that aside,he is the most kind,unselfish,amazing person,I will forever be greatful,all my thoughts are for you & with you all,”He made this world living in for Me” Bless you,,Marsha Valdez.

  13. Ryan and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jim & Vickie Walker (Kasey’s parents)

  14. Jeanna, and boys, Don and I would like to express our deepest sympathy in the loss of Cecil. I remember how important he was in helping Don at Parkview- he made a huge difference. He was truly a wonderful, caring, and kind man. He will be missed.
    HUGS- Don and Nancy

  15. TURNER FAMILY
    I have known Cecil since our days at CU @ 1964-65. He was room mate with a fellow pharmacy student. He sold me his boat in @ 1985. He was always cordial and friendly and a lot of fun whenever we met since. . He will be missed.
    My deepest sympathy.
    John Panepinto

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