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Alexandra Turnbull

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DETROIT, Mich. — Alexandra Wines Turnbull, 79, died on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.

Born at Kercheval and Fisher Roads, Sandra and her older sister, Barbara, (Mrs. James Boettcher) were the daughters of Cap and Jean Wines. They have lived in the Grosse Pointes their entire lives. Sandra's one geographical exception was the 20 years the Turnbulls had a summer home in the Riverton community in Wagram.

There, too, fun, love and new, soon-to-be lifelong friends, were introduced to the joy of the world as she saw it. A graduate of St. Paul-on-the-Lake High School, Class of 1956, Sandra matriculated at St. Mary's College of Notre Dame and graduated from Marygrove College in Detroit.

Married to James Turnbull, Sandra gave him three sons, Douglas (Jaime Rae), Andrew (Alicia), and Matthew (Ann). Her sons and their wives, in turn, gave her five granddaughters, Abigail, Ella Marie, Julia, Alexandra and Madison, and one grandson, Andrew.

She was a loving, lifelong partner to Jim, a superb grade school teacher, and a gifted bridge player. An inspired chef, she owned a highly successful catering business (The Moveable Feast). Sandra made a positive and loving difference to everyone she met. She was a member of the Bon Secours Assistance League for the past 25 years and was usually seen buying and arranging items for the Gift Shop. She also dedicated her organizational skills and loving enthusiasm, in her last 20 years, to Nativity Church (see address below).

A memorial Mass will be held in Sandra's name at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Nativity, 5900 McClellan Ave in Detroit. Friends can gather at the church as early as 10 a.m.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made at any time to the Solanus Casey Center Detroit, 1780 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, MI. 48207.


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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2018
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