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Sarah Juarez Turmel

November 21, 1936March 31, 2021

Sarah was born on November 21, 1936 in Moore, Texas to P.G. and Santos Juarez. Her family moved to Austin where Sarah grew up and went to Austin High School. Sarah went to work in retail stores at an early age and found she enjoyed the retail business. She met her husband John Turmel while he was stationed at Bergstrom AFB and happened by the retail shop where she worked as a bookkeeper. Sarah chose to leave her career to stay home to raise her six children. When her kids were all in school, Sarah returned to work, enjoying again the retail industry, specializing in customer support. Along the way, she obtained a certification as an office specialist.

Sarah was a wonderful mother to her six children who meant the world to her. She was a devoted wife to John, until his death in 1988. She was an avid reader and read Bible stories every night to her children. Along with her Bible, Sarah enjoyed Christian novels, Amish fiction, and autobiographies for her personal reading.

Sarah was raised in church and came to know the Lord at an early age. She was a woman of great faith who never failed to pray for people and share her faith.

She had a lovely singing voice and would sing hymns all the time. Her hobbies, along with reading, included shopping, gardening and social media.

Sarah loved to travel, especially by air. She also enjoyed driving and spending time with friends and family.

Sarah was the epitome of the Proverbs 31 woman.

Of all her accomplishments Sarah will best be remembered for her faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ which she instilled in her children who in turn have passed that faith to their own children, leaving a legacy of eternal reward.

Sarah has joined those in heaven who preceded her in death, including her husband John, her parents, her sisters, Mary Rendon and her twin Elisa Juarez, her brother John Juarez and her grandson, Jason Turmel.

Sarah is survived by her six children: her son, John Turmel, daughter Yvette Hernandez and husband Hector, daughter Yvonne Deason and husband James, son William Turmel, son Gerald Turmel and wife, Sandy, and son Lawrence Turmel and wife Amy. She is also survived by her 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, as well as her siblings, Esther Rodriguez, Margaret Juarez, Frank Juarez and Joe Juarez and other family and dear friends.

Services for Sarah will be held at CookWalden-Forest Oaks, 6300 W Wm Cannon, Austin, on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 11:00 am. She will be laid to rest next to John at Greenwood Cemetery on E Riverside with a reception following at Faith Assembly of God in Buda.


  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021


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Mel Grams

April 4, 2021

Jerry and Sandy became close friends of ours a few years ago. Thru them we met Sarah. We were able to get to know her when we went out for Mexican food on Sundays. We found her to be a woman who loved the Lord. We felt that she was a friend. We loved her smile. We know that she is with the Jesus she loves and is free from all of her suffering.

We pray that all of her friends and family will be comforted in the presence of the Lord and will live in the hope of being reunited when Jesus comes back. Love to all of you.

Roger Flores

April 4, 2021

As a young boy, I would always look forward to spending summers at Aunt Sarah’s house in Natalia. They had chickens, hogs, horses and lots of room to explore. Along with my cousins Billy & Jerry, we would hunt and fish most day long. Aunt Sarah would have a cold pitcher of cool aid for us when we got back. This was not just your ordinary cool aid but a special one she would make. I would ask my aunt for the secrete ingredient but she would just smile and not tell me. 40 years later , she finally reveled her secret to me and we laughed about it. She would take the left over flavors from the bottom of the packets, and mix them together for that special blend. It’s those little things that remind me of her smile and laughter. Thanks for always making me feel like family , taking me in for days at a time, making me smile , and for showing me how something like a simple pitcher of cool aid can make a memory for life. RIP my sweet Aunt Sarah and I will always love you.