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Katrina Turner

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Katrina Turner, a beloved mother, sister, friend, and daughter. Katrina departed from this world on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of kindness, compassion, and unwavering strength.

Katrina was born on July 10, 1982, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Pamala Kirchdoerfer (Dodson) and Jerry Spencer, where she spent her formative years cultivating a deep appreciation for life's simple pleasures. Her family moved around often when she was a girl and eventually planted roots in Glasgow, Mont., in 1994 at the age of 11.

A woman of many talents and passions, Katrina would light up any room she walked into and was often the center of attention. She was gifted with the natural ability to love through hugs and teasing. Katrina had a remarkable ability to make others feel valued and appreciated. She made everyone feel welcome in any setting she was in.

Katrina was a cherished friend and confidante to many. Her infectious laughter, compassionate spirit, and genuine warmth brought joy and comfort to all who had the privilege of knowing her. She was a social butterfly who rarely wanted to be alone. You would often find her hanging out with friends or spending time at her parents' house waiting to interact with anyone who came by. Although her struggle with addiction often got the best of her, she truly loved her children and said they were the best of her. She loved watching them grow both near and far. She wanted so badly to reach her full potential in order to make a positive impact in their lives.

When it came to immediate family, Katrina was closest to her brother Melvin and would always refer to them as Irish twins because they were less than a year apart. They spent much of their time together teasing one another, but they would do anything to protect each other. She also had a close and loving relationship with her cousin Melanie, who helped her through her lowest moments of life.

Katrina, though you may no longer walk among us, your spirit will forever live on in the hearts and memories of those who were fortunate enough to have known you. You will always be loved and missed. Our thoughts will always be full of love and good memories as we continue to remember and miss you. You were an important part of your family's lives, as I'm sure for many others. Your laugh was infectious, and we will never forget it.

Katrina is survived by her parents Pamala and John Dodson; three older brothers, Martin Blake (Leola), Travis Kirchdoerfer (Kristin) and Melvin McNary: her five loving children, Jaysen, Haylly, Kaylly, Agalia, and Jax; her former husband, James Turner; five nieces and five nephews: many aunts, uncles, and cousins; her biological father Jerry Spencer; and a host of cherished friends who will forever hold her dear.

While we mourn the loss of a truly remarkable individual, we take solace in the knowledge that Katrina's spirit will continue to shine brightly through the countless lives she touched during her time on this earth.

Though she may be gone from our sight, Katrina will never be forgotten. May her soul rest in eternal peace, knowing that she was dearly loved and will be profoundly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

A memorial service was held at Glasgow Assembly of God on March 11, at 10 a.m., with a luncheon in the basement following the service.

Condolences can be sent to 618 3rd Ave. North Glasgow, MT 59230.


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