Carole B. Turner dictated the following obituary, to which her family has made minor edits, in the days before her passing.
Carole B. Turner was born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 21, 1944 to Jack and Georgie Brown of Verona, PA and passed away August 23, 2019. Carole grew up in the Oakmont/Verona area and, after completing high school, worked seven years as a legal secretary. In 1970, she met and married Steve Turner. The following year, they began their family, which eventually consisted of three boys: Ben, Doug, and Dan. Carole and Steve raised their children who went to college, moved away from home, found their careers, and then had their own lives. After Steve retired, Carole and Steve travelled extensively. During retirement they had a most unusual experience of living almost ten years on a little island in Lake Erie – Kelleys Island. Steve designed and built their house. Carole tended the backyard garden and the flowerbeds surrounding the house. After nine and a half years, they moved back to the mainland and were there two years when Steve passed in November of 2011. Carole then moved to Upper Arlington, where she was in residence until she became ill. There she enjoyed gardening and talking with neighbors at her son’s house and spending time at the Upper Arlington Senior Center. The programs and staff there are excellent and she especially enjoyed yoga with her friends for six years, for which she wished to thank Elaine Torrie, her wonderful instructor. Carole was an avid reader and was also thankful to the Upper Arlington Public Library, Adult Services Section, for giving her a place to volunteer and feel most welcome every Saturday morning.
Carole and her family are grateful to all the medical and non-medical personnel at The Ohio State Brain and Spine Hospital, The James Cancer Hospital, Mill Run Rehabilitation Center, and of course, her last and final home, Westminster-Thurber. In all these places she received excellent medical care and outstanding personal care and kindness.
Carole’s family currently consists of Benjamin Turner (David Schlansker III) of Arlington, VA, Douglas Turner (Emily Krebs) of Upper Arlington, OH, and Daniel (Christina Marie) Turner of Akron, OH. Carole has two grandsons, Simon and Oliver Turner, who always made her heart smile just at the mention of their names. Carole also has a brother, Larry (Susan) Brown of Sunnyvale, CA. Her family was her love and her heart.
Per Carole’s request, no services will be held. Donations may be made to donor’s choice.
“To my yogi buddies: Namaste, which means ‘the light in me recognizes and honors the light in each one of you.’ To the rest of you, I wish you peace.” – Carole B. Turner