XSNGH Dail Turney – Silver Hills
X Sublime Noble Grand Humbug Dail Turney has gone to the Silver Hills. He will be sorely missed by all his Brothers throughout Clamperdom.
October 28, 2020
I lost a friend.
Dail Turney, XSNGH of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, was a kind and generous soul. When I first joined our illustrious organization, I had no idea of the scope of our order and certainly had no idea of what Dail had accomplished in his time as a Clamper. He was a humble person. He didn’t talk about it. It was only years later that I came to realize the years of dedication and love that he had given to E Clampus Vitus.
My favorite story about Dail is also an example I try to live by. There was a Clamper event where the food was running late and the kitchen disorganized. Dail, though a Clampatriarch, an XSNGH, and a revered greybeard, ran into the kitchen, got things organized, and helped. He could have sat and just shaken his head in dismay, but he was not that type of man. He was a man of action.
Everyone knows that I love to cook and spend time in the kitchen. Next time we’re at an event and I hand you a plate in the chow line, just remember that I’m there because Dail showed me the way. Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. — Asa Gilmore, NGH SST Chapter 1827
Dail E Turney 1937 – 2020 (Nevada Appeal)
On Tuesday October 27, 2020, Dail E Turney loving husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away at the age of 83.
His family moved to Hawthorne, Nevada when he was 12 where he graduated from high school in 1955. Dail served in the US Air Force from 1955 until 1962. He was a lifetime member of The Comstock Fraternal Order of Eagles and Julia C. Bulette Chapter of
E Clampus Vitus.
On November 8, 1963 he married Patricia V. Truitt and together they raised 4 children, William (Bill), Vickie, Linda, and Annamarie.
Dail earned his BS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno and enjoyed a career with Sierra Pacific Power Company for the next 32 years. Patty passed in 1990 and he married Phyllis Foremaster on May 23, 2003.
He is survived by his wife Phyllis and her daughter Lisa, 4 children, grandchildren Jillian, Tamera, Katrina, Stephanie, and Ray, 5 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, brothers Tom, Steve and Bill, and Sisters Pat, Helen, and Mary.
A Memorial Service will be held November 5, 2020 at 12:30 pm at the Veterans Cemetery in Fernley, Nevada.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Comstock Eagles P.O. Box 80, Virginia City, Nevada 89440-080
Very sad news came this morning of the passing of good friend and seven-decade Clamper, XSNGH, TRASH Board Member and Ex-Noble Grand Humbug of 1970 of Julia C. Bulette Dail Turney who has wandered off into them Silvery Hills. Until we meet again, my friend …
Arm up. Warm beer and cold shower. We paid for this. I can’t believe we paid for this. Rest in smile brother. Teach is drinking with ya.
Rest now my Mentor, for the whispering call in the Silence, is Hills of Silver and Gold!
Join Now my Mentor, our brothers Jess, Owen and Karl, Drinking Good Scotch welcoming You to the Fold!
Rest now my Mentor, your story will be told!…
Until we stand together again with our Brother’s my Mentor, in the Hills of Silver and Gold! A good friend and Brother, I will miss his wisdom and guidance. Conversing while getting a lesson shall always be how I remember your quiet guidance…
Dail was one of a Kind! Weather a Redshirt or as a Engineer, he had a Wealth of Knowledge and a Gentle Strength of Character, he guided me through sound advice and a gentle hand of Command Authority. I am Proud to call him my Mentor!
Russ “Catfish” Bream XNGH #50, JCB 1864.
Sad news today.
XSNGH Dail Turney departed for the Silver Hills.
Dail had been a Clamper since the 1960’s and was a Charter member of Julia C. Bulette in Virginia City and on the first TRASH Board. Also a member of the Floating Whang Chapter.
Dail was a good friend of Doc Maynard 54-40. Supportive of us from the very beginnings of the Outpost and those of us that were there at the Outpost Candlelight at Wilkeson won’t forget when he, Rod Stock and Sonny Marshall pranked us….great story!
R.I.P. Brother Dail.
Rest In Peace Brother!!
Another Ecv legend to the silver hills
Good Man! A real Legend!
He and Louie and Click are telling’ stories and drinking’ something.
@what a fantastic man and Clamper.
I am sorry to hear May He R.I.P.
R.I.P. Brother Dail. Thank you for all you’ve done for ECV.
What a loss. I will miss him, he was such a great guy and helped me so much.
Oh no! Dail was a pillar of our Chapter and will be sorely missed.
One of my first friends in Virginia City. We met in 1965. A true gentleman.
Omigod can’t imagine JCB without him, a truly great man
Can’t imagine our chapter without Dail, a truly great man will be sorely missed
RIP Brother Dail.
Jeffrey D Johnson
Defined the ideal of ‘equal indignity’.
Can’t forget to offer sincerest condolences to Phyllis and family on Dail’s passing this tragic moment is even more deeply felt by all of them
Rest Easy Brother