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Margaret L (Lewis) Turner

Birth Date: February 8, 1929
Death Date: November 27, 2010
Age at Death: 81


Samuel L Turner - 1949

Burial Details

Cemetery Name: Palisade Municipal Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Palisade, Colorado
Mortuary Name: Callahan-Edfast Mortuary


Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 8A - December 1, 2010
â–  Margaret L. Turner, 81,
Grand Junction, died Nov. 27,
2010, at Hospice Care Center.
Private services are planned
for a later date.
Survivors include one son,
Samuel L. of Grand Junction;
one daughter, Cynthia Groo of
Molina; and one grandchild.
Memorial contributions to
Hospice & Palliative Care of
Western Colorado, 3090B N.
12th St., Grand Junction 81506,
or Roice-Hurst Humane Society,
3320 D1/2 Road, Clifton 81520.
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 3C - December 5, 2010
Margaret Turner died on the afternoon
of November 27th, 2010
at the Hospice Center in Grand
Junction after a very brief illness,
with those she most loved by her
Margaret was born in Pickens,
South Carolina to William Bird
Lewis and Margaret Valley Lewis
on February 8, 1929. She spent
her youth in South Carolina, where she graduated from Pickens
High School, attended the Pickens Presbyterian Church and was a
student at Winthrop College. She married Samuel L. Turner in 1949.
They had two children, Samuel Jr. and Cynthia, and were divorced
in 1956. In 1973 Margaret spread her wings and flew to Grand
Junction. She worked at St. Mary's Hospital as a Cytotechnologist,
taking a special interest in photomicroscopy, and she acquired some
land on Orchard Mesa where she developed an orchard with a friend
and happily roared around on her tractor. She raised great gardens,
adopted many lucky animals as pets and was an accomplished photographer.
Margaret had a heart as big as the sky and endless curiosity. She
was interested in whoever and whatever was around her and she engaged
wholeheartedly with all of life. She had her personal struggles
and challenges, but showed her strength and resilience by meeting
them head on and discovered an even greater joy of living in doing
so. She savored every opportunity to learn and grow and share with
those close to her.
Margaret was preceded in death by her brother, William Bird
Lewis Jr. She is survived by her son, Samuel L. Turner Jr. of Grand
Junction (spouse Nicole); daughter, Cynthia Groo of Mesa (spouse
John), and granddaughter, Jesika Marshall of Seattle, Washington.
She also leaves behind numerous friends of all ages, those who were
touched by her warmth, wit and the love that naturally flowed from
her. She was more than anything a true friend to all she held dear.
A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held in January.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be offered to the following organizations:
Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado at 3090B
North 12th St., Grand Junction, CO 81506; Roice-Hurst Humane
Society at 3320 D 1/2 Road, Clifton, CO 81520; and Meals on
Wheels at PO Box 184, Easley, SC 29641.
Grand Junction Free Press page 16 - December 3, 2010


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