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Robert Lee Havens

Male 1942 - 1963  (21 years)


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  • Name Robert Lee Havens 
    Born 29 Sep 1942  Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 01 Dec 1963  Korea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried White Church Cemetery, Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1822  Thompson
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2011 

    Father Robert Havens,   b. Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Margaret Brockman,   b. 18 Dec 1918, Bennett, Araphoe County,Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1995, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bonnie Ann ? 
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F1538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Robert Lee Turney Tombstone
    Robert Lee Turney Tombstone
    Robert Lee Turney
    COLORADO
    A1C 6314 Civil Engr Sq AF
    SEPT 29 1942 Dec 2 1963

  • Notes 
    • Robert was born at Denver General Hospital.

      Robert changed his last name from Havens to Turney.

      Robert died in Korea from Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
    • Robert left in December 1962 for Osan South Korea and died December 1st 1963, 2 weeks before he was to return home.
    • This is a letter I received from Roberts widow in November 2008: From: Bonnie Ann Turney Martin

      This was a letter I had written to a lady who was trying to find her Mother's lost Brother, Robert Lee Havens!! I believe this was my husband's father,his Mother of course being Margaret Brockman Turney. The email came back...undeliverable. It has been 4 years ago she posted this.Her name was Judy Ferryman. I have pictures of the Turney family.

      My name is Ann[Turney /Havens] Martin, This is a long convoluted story. My first husband's name was Robert Lee Turney but he had a copy of his original birth certificate, his last name was Havens,his Mother had scratched it out and written Turney.Flem Turney was married to Margaret[Bob's Mother] My husband knew nothing about all this till he needed his B.C. to get his driver's license.At this time she told him his Dad had been in the Air Force and had been killed in WW11. Bob was born in Denver, CO. in 1942. He and I thought, they probably weren't married. She told him, Flem Turney had adopted him,but there was no paperwork ,that he ever saw.My Bob was also in the Air Force,he left in Dec.1962 for a year in Osan S. Korea, he died there in Dec. 1963, 2 weeks before he was to come home. We had been married less than 2 years. He was 21 and I was 18. He had written to tell me, as soon as he got home, he was going to push his Mother for the whole story,but he never got the chance.You and he might have been first cousins, who knows. His parents are dead .I'm almost 64 now,but I still think of him often. Sincerely, Bonnie Ann Martin PS. Margaret had black hair and olive skin, Bob had blond hair,fair skin and blue eyes.

      Bonnie Ann "Turney" Martin


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