Barbara Marler Turley

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Juneau Resident Barbara Marler Turley died May 6, 2008, in Spokane, Wash. She was 60.

She was born in 1947 in Rexburg, Idaho, but spent all of her childhood in Yellowstone National Park.

Family members said she loved the outdoors and championed family outdoor recreation. With her family, she participated in a wide variety of outdoor activities. She and her husband founded the Juneau Alpine Club. They presented many Fireside Chats at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. She wrote numerous outdoor recreation articles, including articles in the Boat Broker Outdoors for many years.

She was preceded in death by her father, George Marler.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Kim Turley, of Juneau; mother, Laura Marler, of Pocatello, Idaho; son, John Turley, of Ketchikan; daughter, Laura Baldwin, of Juneau; daughter, Mariann Crooks, of Spokane, Wash.; daughter, Katt Adair, of Juneau; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Her ashes will be scattered in Southeast Alaska over a few places that she loved, such as Grandchild Peaks, west of Mount Stroller White, and Sawmill Creek, in Berners Bay. Memorial comments may be mailed to Kim Turley, P.O. Box 211134, Auke Bay, AK 99821, or to

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