July 29, 2018
John Turner died June 14, 2018 at age 84. His wife, Dee Turner, said a reception will be held August 12, 2018 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in Corrales.
Active in a wide range of civic organizations, Turner was the second president of Corrales MainStreet, Inc. and made an unsuccessful run for State Representative in 1986. He was an officer with Friends of the Corrales Library as well. After 34 years with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), he retired in 1986 from a career as an air traffic controller and regional supervisor for New Mexico and parts of Arizona and Colorado. Turner was a volunteer in Corrales Fire Department, specializing as an emergency medical technician. After retirement, Turner also served 10 years as court bailiff for the 13th Judicial District.
He enjoyed acting in films and commercials. He appeared as a judge in the movie Appaloosa, and worked as an extra in Breaking Bad scenes.
He is survived by son J.R. and granddaughter Amber, as well as Deena Taylor and Larry Rolls, of Corrales; Vicki Taylor, of Rio Rancho; Valerie and Steve Schkade, of Austin; Karen, Gaylan and Larry Turner, of Valley Mills, Texas; and Dee.
Born: 1935, U.S.A.
Died: 6/14/2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.
John Turner’s western:
Appaloosa – 2008 (judge)