Lynda Lee Wells Epler (1941-2019)


Lynda Lee Wells Epler laid her head to rest for the last time on Monday February 4, 2019 at the age of 77. 

She was born August 29, 1941 in Colusa, CA to Hudson Turner and Orale Mayberry Turner.  

She spent her adult life living in various California towns, Albuquerque, NM and Hilo, Hawaii. She settled in Fresno, CA in 1985 where she retired from a successful real estate career.  

She had a wicked sense of humor and was a force to be reckoned with.  

Lynda is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Raymond Epler, daughters, Lori De Anda (Vic), Korri Von Seggern (Tom) and Jen Gandy (Leslie Einhorn), bonus children, Mike Epler (Helene), Dave Epler, Chris Epler (Tracy Lunt) and Michele Epler-Topham,  grandchildren, Lynelle Sturgeon, Kati Von Seggern, Gus Von Seggern (Helen), Kristin Stewart (Greg), and Georgia Gandy-Einhorn, bonus grandchildren, Danielle, Alexandra, Kaitlyn, Daniel and Jordan Epler, Brittany Amerson, and Matthew Topham, great-grandchildren Kaitlyn and Landon Sturgeon, Maddy Stewart and Garret Von Seggern, brother, Ken Wells III (Kathy), sister, Barbara McLaughlin, numerous nieces and nephews, many dear friends and her long time, ever faithful four legged companion, Rusty. 

Lynda was preceeded in death by her mother, Orale Mayberry Wells, her adoptive father, Ken Wells, Jr, stepmother, Joyce Wells and biological father, Hudson Turner, who she did not know as a child but met and grew close to later in life. She was also preceeded in death by her beloved grandson Kevin De Anda.  

She will be missed, mourned and forever remembered. 

 There will be no services per her wishes, instead, should friends desire, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the NM Autism Society KHeaven Sent Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 30955, Albuquerque, NM  87190 ( or CASA (Children’s After School Arts) 584 Castro St. #264,  San Francisco, CA  94114 ( or to a charity of your choice. ■

Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.