(UPDATED) Harriet Turner, 1920 - 2015

It is with sadness, Snoqualmie Tribal Council shares the following news…

UPDATE (6/19/15) - The service for Harriet Estelle Turner has been rescheduled for next Saturday, June 27th at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills in Lynnwood, Washington. Graveside Services June 27, 2015 10 a.m...

Harriet Estelle Turner was born in Seattle, Washington in 1920, and lived most of her life in Seattle. She attended Roosevelt High School and the University of Washington, where she received a Master’s Degree in Anthropology. She interviewed several Snoqualmie Tribal Elders and subsequently wrote a book “Ethnozoology of the Snoqualmie.” Harriet Turner was a beloved Elder and Honorary Snoqualmie Indian Tribal Member. She was pivotal in the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe’s Re-Recognition by the Federal Government in 1997, which was finalized in 1999. She supported the Tribe's efforts in protecting Sacred Snoqualmie Falls. Of special interest was establishing the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe’s Traditional fishing rights.

Harriet is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Stella Turner. She is survived by her brother Charles Turner of Seattle, Washington and her daughter Diana Turner and granddaughter Marina Ohlmann of Sequim Washington.

Final resting place is at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills in Lynnwood, Washington.

Graveside Services June 27, 2015 2 p.m.