Eva Mae Turnipseed (Karnes) rang in the New Year, born January 1,1935, in Winner, South Dakota, to parents Anna Augusta and Peter Thomas, aka Jerry, Karnes. She is preceded in death by husband, Loren Turnipseed, brothers, Robert and Junior Karnes, and sister, Gloria Karnes. She is survived by her sister, Joyce Crawford, daughter, Jackie Aymon, son, Scott Turnipseed, grandson, Talon Turnipseed-Perez, and sons-in-law, Jean-Claude Aymon and Delmis Perez.
Eva moved with her family to Weiser Idaho at the age of 2 and lived there until graduating from Weiser High School in 1952. She then moved to Boise where she serendipitously was asked to a dance by who would be her future husband, Loren Edward Turnipseed. That dance lasted a magical 64 years. He was the love of her life and together they were pillars of the community.
They settled in the Collister area of Boise, raised two children and countless others as she had an open door and extra plate policy. Everyone was welcome in their home, no matter who you were. Eva did secretarial and bookkeeping work for the Mode department store, an ophthalmology group and, later in life, the Albertsons Foundation, retiring at age 74.
Eva exuded joy, she would hug you first and say hello second. She loved everyone she met, no one was a stranger. She was involved in her church and served as president for United Methodist women. She had a passion for picking huckleberries, fiddle music, all things yellow, and her grandson. She found beauty in her surroundings, needless to say, driving was not her strong point.
We write this with so many tears and we cannot summarize her 86 years of impact on so many of us, but we are all better people for knowing her as we got to see what goodness and a real-life angel looks like. She will be easily recognizable in heaven as she will be the angel dressed in yellow.
Please join us in celebrating her life on September 25, 2021, from 11am to 4pm at 1311 Ponderosa, McCall Idaho. To adequately plan, please RSVP to email@example.com, by September 10, 2021. Parking will be limited so we encourage carpooling. Please wear yellow in her honor.