Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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I am saddened yet grateful for being a part of a life well lived as I share with you the passing of my Mother-in-Law, Dorothy L. Turner. Dorothy passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2011 peacefully in hospice care in Conyers. My husband Dan and I along with much of her family were with her over the past several days. She lived a wonderful and very interesting long life and would have been 89 on December 11th. There are private arrangements being made for now. We will have a Memorial "Celebration of Life" at Morningside of Conyers Assisted Living in the near future. Dorothy made many friends there over the past two years and we wish to include them in our services for her. Dan and several professional musician friends have played often for the residents and staff. We wish to continue in a manner we know Dorothy and her friends have enjoyed these past years. Dorothy Louise Zimmerman Turner, daughter of Paul and Louise Zimmerman of Lake Zurich, Illinois was born December 11, 1922. She served her country as a Marine immediately due to the attack on Pearl Harbor that gave the Marine Corp sufficient cause to actively recruit and enlist Women Marines. She returned home and met Othal "Bud" Loren Turner a Navy SeaBee that returned to the States to live in Chelsea, Michigan. Her marriage to Bud Turner in January of 1947 brought a family of four boys and one girl; Michael Barry Turner (USMC, Cpl. KIA Feb. 18, 1968 - Viet Nam); Dennis Othal Turner of Rockmart; Daniel Loren Turner of Conyers; Richard Brian Turner of Atlanta; Cheryl Ann Smith of Stone Mountain and many grandchildren. She supported the Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" campaign for well over 50 years. Should you desire, please share a toy or two with the U.S.M.C. this Christmastime and remember a wonderful lady Marine, Corporal Dorothy Turner.