Lisa Turner

June 23, 1962April 5, 2020

Lisa Ayn Turner was born in Houston, Texas on June 23, 1962. She was at her favorite place on earth, the beautiful property she shared with her husband Bill in the Texas hill country, when she went on to her next adventure on April 5, 2020.

Lisa spent her formative years in San Benito, TX, where she cultivated lifelong friendships and rode her pony around raising hell. She always made others smile and laugh and loved a good party, so naturally she fit right into the restaurant industry. She met her husband Bill on a blind date in Corpus Christi and they were inseparable since. They continued on to grow a thriving barbecue and steak restaurant in the Valley of South Texas. Lisa poured her heart and soul into the Longhorn Cattle Company and everyone who was a part of it, but in 1991, her biggest job became raising her daughter Kaylee, and she wore the title of “Barn Mom” so proudly.

Lisa is bigger than life, and she just outgrew this earth. We will never know a more selfless, bright light who could have us bent over laughing even in her most challenging moments. She is still making us laugh and teaching us gratitude that’s immeasurable. She gave her everything to make every day, every holiday, every celebration so special and magical. Seriously, many of you experienced the way she could turn something average into an unforgettable memory. Lisa could make an acquaintance feel like a lifelong friend and she genuinely cared for every soul that crossed her path. Please celebrate her; she wants us all cracking up laughing at the memories. We have the best mom, best wife, best friend, best aunt, best cousin, best angel -- how did we get so lucky to have her? She gave all of us the gift of no words left unsaid, no regrets, and no question that in Lisa fashion, she was ready to “kick ass and take names” in her next adventure. She knew we would have the hard part; this earth and this lifetime is forever changed. Although everything feels different without her physical presence, Lisa Ayn Turner is forever present, her spirit is with us always.

Treasure the birds chirping, a fabulous sunset, and a full moon, make sure all your stuffed animals have names, put someone’s seat heater on in the middle of summer and crack up about it, enjoy the spring flowers like you’ve never seen them before, blast music in the shower, skinny dip (but in the dark please), use some shock factor humor every now and then, always tell people how much you love and cherish them, and as Kaylee and Bill have heard time and time again, FOCUS.

She’s the bestest.


  • A Celebration of Lisa's life will be held at a later date


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Christopher (Stu) Stuart

October 12, 2020

Bill & I were always close friends in College but when he met Lisa She definitely brought the Sunshine to his face & the laughter to the party!
My Favorite memory to share w/Bill and Kaylee would be on New Year's 1989... There were (4)of us Couples teasing Lisa & Bill about when were they going to finally have a baby, wouldn't it be great to have the 1st baby of the yr, & so on. Of course Lisa w/that ½cocked smile & twinkle in her eye just grinned & said She already spoke to her Astrologist and Their New Year's Resolution was that they would have a baby in the New Year... Little did Bill & She know they would conceive the most most beautiful baby daughter Kaylee on that very night!!!
Bill & Lisa were instrumental in helping me make Christmas in April a MAJOR Success and to Lisa this was important because Lisa loved people especially Children! I can picture her smiling Angelic face now! She loved to see people smile but to help people was Lisa's main goal in life as She never met a stranger!
Bill and Kaylee I am always here if you ever need me and Lisa will always be smiling down watching over you! I pray to GOD in Heaven that you find Comfort and Ease that the days ahead become easier & HIS strength and Wisdom guides you..... C.E.Stuart(Stu)

Stephanie Tice

June 23, 2020

It's all true. What they say about you Lisa. You are as wonderful as they say...That's what makes losing you so hard. I miss our phone calls that went on for hours. I miss having a 'little sister' to commiserate with. Losing Vickie was hard, losing you was harder. You always understood. After visiting you, Bill and Kaylee, I thought you had the best life! Horses, a resturant right next door, a pool, a beautiful daughter and a loving husband. But it was your spirit that made me love you. I know you will watch over us. I know your spirit like all energy, will never end. You had a wonderful life and you deserved it. I will always call you sister and I will miss you...until we meet again dear friend...

Sherry Cooper

April 20, 2020

My cousin Lisa was most vibrant loving person I have ever had the pleasure to have known.
There are not enough words to express what a wonderful caring person she was. I’m going to miss our late night phone calls and her uplifting text. She stood by me and help me thru the most difficult time in my life. I truly loved her and am so thankful we met and she came into my life when she did.
I love you bill.

Steve Weldon

April 19, 2020

I never met Lisa but I have known Bill since he was a high school kid. I kept up with both of them on Facebook and felt like I knew Lisa because of her wonderful (always upbeat) posts. I want to express my deepest hearfelt sympathy to Bill and family at the time of your loss. May God Bless you all. Love ,
Steve Weldon

Mozelle Barr

April 18, 2020

We were shocked and sad to see about Lisa. We shared so many good times at the Cattle Company. Had arranged to have Robin's 16 birthday lunch there in conjunction with the fly-in at the airport. We expected maybe 40 people. Ended up with closer to 200. Lisa never batted an eye. She just bounced around making it happen. Such a great person. Hugs and God bless from the Barr family.

Melanie Sharpes

April 16, 2020

Will never forget the BarBq's by the pool, leading up to the uncontrollable laughing in the kitchen till 2- maybe 4 am. Lisa was always contagious and your cheeks hurt for days after visiting. So glad I got to see her last time in the Valley. Much love sent to you Bill and Kaylee. Party on our Angel! Forever will be missed.

Charles Hervey

April 15, 2020

Bill, Kaylee,

I have no words. Look forward to seeing the both of you.

Don Richie

April 13, 2020

Lisa was just fabulous. She was so full of life, had a great sense of fair play and treated all who earned it with kindness, respect and love. Every meeting with Lisa, Bill and Kaylee was special. She will be badly missed but never forgotten.

With love, respect and admiration for the Turners.

Don Richie

Sylvia Moore Harris

April 13, 2020

Dear Turner Family and Penny,

So sorry for your loss. My most recent memories of Lisa was on FB when she would post about missing her sister Vicky. Well no more! Now she is in the arms of Vicky in Heaven. May the peace of God keep you and surround your hearts and minds at this time. Praying for the family.

Sara Koury

April 13, 2020

My favorite was in high school we were having a spit ball fight in her car and oops hit a fence. I believe she told her dad we hit a pot hole. Always so much fun with Lisa! She will be missed. God bless her family in this tough Rome.


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