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Former Young Women leader dies

Maurine Johnson Turley, 65, a former member of the Young Women general presidency and current national president of Lambda Delta Sigma, died April 19 of cancer.

Sister Turley of the Oak Hills Ward, Bountiful Utah Central Stake, served as first counselor to former Young Women Gen. Pres. Ardeth G. Kapp from 1986 to 1987, and as second counselor from 1984 to 1986. From 1987 to 1990, she served with her husband, Robert Starling Turley Jr., when he presided over the Arkansas Little Rock Mission. She had served as national president of Lambda Delta Sigma, the LDS sorority for single young adult women, since 1993.On Feb. 28 at the sorority's national area adviser training meeting in Salt Lake City, Sister Turley was named the recipient of the organization's Exemplary Woman Award.

Sister Turley also served on the faculty of the Institute of Religion adjacent to the University of Utah.

She was a graduate of Utah State University in Logan, Utah, in music education. She is survived by her husband, five children and 30 grandchildren.

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