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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Sharian N Turnquist
September 21, 1943 - September 6, 2019

Place of Birth: Williston, ND
Residence: Watford City, ND
Age: 75

Sharian Turnquist, 75, of Watford City, passed away Friday afternoon, September 6th, 2019 surrounded by family at her home after a lengthy battle with colon cancer.

Sharian Noreen was born September 21, 1943 in Williston, ND, the youngest daughter of Elvin and Marietta (McLucas) Johnson. She was raised on the family ranch in McKenzie County. She attended school at the Foreman Country School and Fairview High School up to her Sophomore year, she returned home and started working on the ranch with her dad until June 16, 1962. “Dad its 2:00 pm and I’m done working and going to get married.” Eugene Turnquist of Arnegard, ND drove to the ranch and picked her up with a smile on her face and her own homemade wedding dress in hand. They made their way to Sidney, MT to meet up with Norman and MaryAnn Johnson at the church to get them hitched. Well it happened that they did not have a Montana marriage license, so Norman and MaryAnn drove them back to Alexander, ND, where a wedding was just finishing. They convinced the pastor to marry them and had the extra bonus of having free flowers and a photographer.

Sharian and Eugene made their home on a ranch in the Red Wing area of Arnegard, ND. Sharian enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, gardening, breaking horses, raising bum lambs, pigs, chickens, milking cows. Sharian was active in 4H, Homemakers, and a Red Hat group. In 1978, the family moved to Watford City and Sharian continued working for the Good Shephard Home as a dietician/cook and later on with McKenzie County Hospital.

Sharian enjoyed traveling to many activities involving her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed her lake home and her home in Arizona as she would make the comment, “I’m a Lady of many homes” but she will be most remembered by “Lady of the Lake”

She is survived by her husband Eugene of 57 years, son Andy (Brenda) of Gillette, WY, children Derek and Haylee (Josh); daughter Teresa (Dale) Stevens of Great Falls, MT, children Lindsey, Leah (Yuri), Samantha, Randy; daughter Kay (Gary) Larson of Tioga, ND, children Jordan (Austin), Katie (Chance), Tyler; daughter Renae (Robby) Lindley of Watford City, ND, children Ricki, ReiAnn, Rylee; great grandchildren MaKenzie, Wyatt, Cayden, Sophia, Quin, Harper, Milo, Beckett, Autumn, and 2 more on the way (baby Holte, baby Lindley), her brother Eldin (Marilyn), sister in-law Arlene, sister Gail (Duane), sister in-law Faye (Bobby); many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friend YOGI…

Sharian was preceded in death by her parents Elvin and Marietta, one brother Mervin, father and mother in-law Carl and Gertie, two brother in-laws Dwayne and Gerald, one sister in-law Cleone.


Memorial Contribution
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made in Sharian’s name to
Sanford Infusion Center – Attn: Sheri
2615 Fairway St
Dickinson ND 58601

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Eleanore feeney (Watford city, N.dak.)
Sep 8, 2019
Eugene and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy
Jeanette Anderson (Watford City, ND)
Sep 9, 2019
Eugene and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Sharian. May she rest in peace and be pain free. Deepest Sympathies.
Kristen Rehak (Williston , ND)
Sep 9, 2019
Eugene and family.....I am so sorry for the loss of Sharian..... I am a retired dental hygienist now, but I wanted to let you know, how much I enjoyed conversations with Sharian....... she was always so full of life..... her face lit up with her beautiful smile... sending prayers for your days and gentle hugs for your your many loving memories
Carla Schaible (Watford City , ND)
Sep 10, 2019
So sorry for your loss .
May God Comfort you all at this time .

Carla and Family
David Iverson (Ballantine, Montana )
Sep 10, 2019
May God be with Gene and family during the loss of a loved one.
Ross and Tricia Sundeen
Sep 10, 2019
What a neat lady .... I don't know that I ever saw her without a smile on her face!
Ed Bazer (Largo, Florida)
Sep 10, 2019
Eugene and family, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you.
John Holbrook (Bismarck, ND)
Sep 10, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss Eugene, I will have a good thought for you and your family.
Freda Vachal
Sep 10, 2019
Kay and Family, So sorry for your loss; May God comfort you at this most difficult time.
Doug and Connie Osowski (Grand Forks, ND)
Sep 11, 2019
We are deeply saddened to hear of Sharian’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this most difficult time.
Adrian and Linda Hanson (Kenmare, ND)
Sep 11, 2019
Eugene and Family, We send our deepest sympathy to you all. Sharian was so special and we treasure all the memories. Love to you all.
Diane Wimmer (Chandler, AZ)
Sep 12, 2019
Sharian made a difference in my life. She was a very strong, very special person who taught me a lot about what is important. I will miss her more than I can say.
John and Rosie Ough (Watford City, ND)
Sep 14, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this very difficult time . May Almighty God Bless you all !!
Jason & Peggy Leiseth (Arnegard)
Sep 15, 2019
Turnquist Family,
Remembering you in prayer and trusting God's promises to comfort and strengthen you in this time of loss. Sharian will be remembered warmly by everyone that knew her and she will be forever smiling in our memories and hearts. Take care, Jason & Peggy Leiseth Family
Dee C.
Sep 18, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. May the many happy memories you shared together be of some comfort to you in the days ahead. And may you find hope in God's promise to soon undo 'all tears, pain and even death' (Rev. 21:4). Please know that you are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
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