John H. Turner ’57 of Glenwood Springs, Colo., died April 20, 2012. Born in Denver, Colo., in 1935, John earned a professional degree in geological engineering from Mines, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and ROTC. After working for Magma Copper, John attended Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va., and served two years in the Army at Ft. Belvoir, Va., and Ft. Hood, Texas, teaching engineering, traveling with the Army Marksmanship Team, and winning numerous awards for marksmanship. During his 30-year career with Mid-Continent Resources in Glenwood Springs, which began in 1960, he was vice president, chief engineer and geologist. He enjoyed traveling, golfing, camping with his grandsons, and, after retirement, playing bridge. He was a member of the local Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years, including serving as Worshipful Master. John belonged to CSMAA and the American Institute of Mining Engineers, among several other professional organizations. He gave many years of volunteer service as a tax preparer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Roberta; daughters Jan Marusin and Susan Hunt; and four grandchildren.
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