Turner, Raymond Marriner was born on February 25, 1927 in Salt Lake City. Son of Marriner Cardon and Margaret (Barber) Turner.
Bachelor of Science, U. Utah, 1948;
Doctor of Philosophy, Washington State University, 1954.
Instructor department agronomy and range management, U. Arizona, Tucson, 1954-1956;
assistant professor botany, U. Arizona, Tucson, 1956-1962;
botanist, United States Geological Survey, Tucson, 1962-1988;
retired, 1988. Consultant in field.