Millie Turnure, an established resident of Hemet, celebrated her 104th birthday q4.

A few of her youngsters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren attended the circle of relatives party at her house at Pacifica Senior Residing in Hemet.

She was once born Oct. 30, 1915, in St. Louis, Mo., to Lena Miller Klarr and Walter M. Klarr, who was once a coal miner.

When she was once 3, her divorced mom needed to position her and her 3 siblings in an orphanage so she may just move to paintings, in step with her daughter Susan Ridgway. Millie was once within the orphanage till she was once 10.

Her mom labored in St. Louis for Paramount, examining film reels that got here again from theaters for tears or cuts and making any vital upkeep to the movie. Millie later did the similar paintings earlier than she married.

She additionally performed softball within the George Sisler League in St. Louis within the 1930s and pitched two no-hitters and an excellent recreation, in step with her daughter.

She married Vince Turnure in 1943 and so they moved from Missouri to Southern California in 1952.

That they had two sons, Danny Turnure, who was once born in 1946 and died in 1963, and Tom Turnure, born in 1949, who lives in Arrowbear, Calif.; and two daughters, Joan Minick-Sampson, born in 1944, who lives in Phoenix, Ariz., and Susan Ridgway, born in 1950, who lives in Hattiesburg, Omit.

They raised their circle of relatives in El Monte, then moved to Hemet in 1974. Vince died in 1994.

In 2012 she married Jackson Gillett. He died in 2016.

She loves staring at baseball and is an avid Dodgers fan, in step with her daughter Susan Ridgway.

She has additionally gained medals in billiards tournaments within the Valley-Extensive Sport and Park District’s Oldlympics video games for other folks 50 and older.

She has 4 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.



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