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Tracy Deken Turner passed away peacefully Thursday August 19, 2021 surrounded by her loving family, at the early age of 49. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah October 24, 1971. She grew up in a Navy family living the typical nomadic life; but eventually settling down in Ventura, CA, where she graduated from Ventura High School. She enlisted into the United States Navy where she spent 4 years as an Aviation Maintenance Administrator 3rd class (AZ). Stationed at Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department, Naval Air Station South Weymouth, MA and Fixed Wing Maritime Patrol Squadron 66, VP-66, at Naval Air Station Willow Grove, PA. Tracy eventually became a permanent resident in Perry to cultivate family bonds. Once established in Perry, she put herself through school, graduating from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Business. In Perry she was employed by the Dept. Of Child Welfare where her big heart and motherly instincts could be used to help the children and families of Noble County. During her tenure at DHS Tracy felt her heart strings being pulled by the many children she assisted in her duties. She would go on to foster several children over the years and eventually adopt five of the children she was fostering. She happily returned to her full-time role as Mom, doting on her children until her final day.
Preceding Tracy in death were her Mother Sally Vee Moore Deken Johnson, her Sister Janice Deken. She is survived by her Father James "Jim" Deken and children Patrick H. Turner and his girlfriend Sarah, Riley W. Turner, Elizabeth A. Turner and her adoptive children, Christopher, Kaitlyn, Mason, Brooklyn, and Emily Turner.
Tracy enjoyed the fellowship of Perry Church of the Nazarene, quilting, knitting, crafting, and reading. But most of all she loved being a Momma.
Friends are welcome to stop by Brown Dugger Funeral Home on Monday (8/23) from 9a.m. until 5 p.m. to sign the book and pay their respects or on Tuesday (8/24) from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. An open house will be held Tuesday night at the funeral home from 5p.m. until 8p.m., refreshments will be served. The community is invited to attend and share stories about her life. Funeral services will be held at the Church of the Nazarene in Perry on Wednesday Aug 25th at 11 a.m. with minister Steve Smith officiating
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Church of Nazarene 829 Jackson, Perry, Oklahoma 73077. Checks can be mailed to the church or left at the funeral home.
Services will be livestreamed via Facebook live. Go to facebook.com and search for Brown-Dugger Funeral Home and then hit the "Like" button and you will receive a notification when the service begins. Here is the link to the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BrownDuggerFH
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Starts at 11:00am (Central time)
First Church of the Nazarene
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