Marsha DeWitt Turk, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loved ones, on June 14, 2023. A daughter of Margaret and Frank DeWitt, born in Mesa, AZ on April 26, 1944, Marsha leaves behind a legacy of kindness, positivity, and service.
Marsha’s life was a testament to the power of embracing every moment with a joyful heart. Her warm and caring nature touched the lives of many, and she will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. In 1986, she married Dean Turk, and their adventures brought them immeasurable joy throughout the years. Her unwavering love for her family was the cornerstone of her life, and her cherished daughter, Trecia Martinez (Stefan), grandchildren Bryce and Tauri; son, Bryan Payne, grandchildren Sarah, Tamera, and Brandon and great-grandchildren Bella and Cisco will forever hold her close in their hearts.
Marsha was blessed with the love and support of her sisters, Sharlene Bouldin, Deanne Gardner, Garna Randall, and Vicki Gephart. Together, they formed an unbreakable bond that only sisters can understand. Their shared memories, laughter, and care exemplify the enduring power of family.
Marsha’s vibrant spirit extended beyond her family and touched the lives of all who crossed her path. Marsha, a graduate of Mesa High School in 1962, delighted audiences as a talented Rabette. Her contagious school spirit knew no bounds, and even at the ripe age of 79, she never failed to amaze with her twirling prowess. She possessed an extraordinary ability to find beauty in the simplest of things, and her contagious optimism brightened even the cloudiest of days. Marsha was a pillar of strength, offering assistance and encouragement to those in need. Her infectious laughter and unwavering optimism served as a guiding light, reminding us all to treasure the present and embrace life’s blessings.
Marsha’s family invites friends to join them in a celebration of her life on Saturday, June 24th, 2023, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints Stake Center, 613 N. Stewart, Mesa, AZ 85201. Visitation is at 10 am and funeral service begins at 11 am.
Marsha’s legacy will forever live on through the lives she touched, the love she shared, and the joy she spread. Though she may be physically absent, her spirit will continue to guide and inspire us.