Georgia Kathleen Turman

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Georgia Kathleen Turman Obituary
Georgia Kathleen Turman A Long Time Resident of Orinda, California Passed away September 18th, 2011 in Alameda, CA. She was laid to rest at the Mann-Turman Prarie Cemetery in Graysville, Indiana. Georgia was born on May 8th 1935, at Fort Monroe, Virginia. She was the middle daughter of Eleanor "Babe" Dilley and Captain Murray B. Dilley. She spent much of her early childhood in Kansas City, KS before moving with her family to Taft, CA where she finished grammar and high school. She graduated with academic honors from Fresno State University and moved to San Francisco to teach school at Star King Elementary. While living and working in San Francisco, she was reunited with John Turman, a classmate from her school days in Taft. They were married in 1962 and settled in Orinda shortly after. Their daughter, Jill was born in 1969. Georgia was "a rare gem." She was a woman of class and style with just the right dash of fun and playful humor. She didn't try to be the center of attention, yet her sparkle and perky personality always made her memorable. She appreciated beauty in people and in the world around her. A talented artist in her own right, she enjoyed making and collecting art throughout her life. Georgia was a born teacher, and long after she left the classroom she continued to share her knowledge and wisdom with those she loved. She embodied strength, independence and generosity, and she instilled those values in "her girls." She is survived by her husband John, daughter Jill, sisters Connie and Janice, and many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss her dearly. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Georgia's memory to The Press Institute for Women in the Developing World - an organization teaching job skills and giving voice to women in third-world countries across the globe. Contact: or mail at Glabal Press Institute, POB 269, Healdsberg, CA 95448.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Oct. 26, 2011
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