Daryl Turnbull

Obituary of Daryl Lou Turnbull

Mr. Daryl Lou Turnbull of Seaside died peacefully at home March 3 after a yearlong battle with kidney cancer. He was 67.


Mr. Turnbull was born March 17, 1953, at Peninsula Community Hospital in Carmel. He graduated from Fremont Junior High School in Seaside, Monterey High School, and Curtis School of Electronic Assembly in Sunnyvale.


He was fortunate as a child to occasionally play golf with his brother at Pebble Beach Golf Links, having unusual access at the time as their father, Orlin Franklin Turnbull, was a longtime bartender at the Del Monte Lodge Tap Room.


Mr. Daryl Turnbull spent 19 years in the industrial equipment manufacturing industry, including four years at Atari Inc. in Sunnyvale and 14 years at ITW Dynatec LTI in Sand City. He later worked eight years in the newspaper industry, managing the Distribution Center at the Salinas Californian.


His passion was bowling, competing in leagues at Monterey Lanes and the old Cypress Bowl in Monterey. He competed in regional tournaments at the National Bowling Center in Reno, Nevada. He also enjoyed camping, hunting, cooking and barbecuing, watching films, and following the San Francisco Giants, 49ers and Golden State Warriors. His favorite childhood memories included attending Giants games with his family at Candlestick Park, where they saw Willie Mays play center field on numerous occasions.


Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Dorothy M. Turnbull of Poway; a brother, Mr. Daniel P. Turnbull of San Diego; a sister-in law, Mrs. Lorraine Turnbull of San Diego; a nephew, Mr. Daniel Turnbull Jr. of San Diego; sons Mr. Orlin R. Turnbull of Sacramento and Mr. Cody L. Turnbull of Guerneville; daughters Ms. Heather M. Evenson of Forest Grove, Oregon, Ms. Devin J. Turnbull of Salinas, Ms. Kylie N. Turnbull of Seaside, and Ms. Jazmyn R.N. Turnbull of Monte Rio; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He also is survived by his longtime partner, Ms. Christina M. Hoffknecht of Seaside. He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Orlin F. Turnbull, in 1977.


Scattering of ashes will take place at a private service in Yosemite National Park. Arrangements are being directed by Mission Mortuary in Seaside.

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