Joan Turner, formerly of Levittown and New Hope, passed away on February 4, 2012 in Seattle Washington. She was 81. Joan was raised in Stamford, Connecticut. She earned a degree in Fashion Design from Pratt University, where she met her husband Ron Turner. They were married in 1952. Joan and Ron lived in Levittown until they moved to New Hope in 1978, and then Seattle in 2003. Joan earned her Masters in Education from Temple University and taught 1st grade at Thomas Jefferson and James Buchanan Elementary schools in Bristol Township. Joan was a proud union member and an extraordinary and loving teacher. Joan was appointed to the New Hope Borough Council in 1989. She served on the Central Bucks Solid Waste Committee and on the Executive Committee of the New Hope Residents Association. Joan was active in the civil rights and peace movements and was a member of the WILPF and LWV. She was an artist, a dedicated outdoorswoman and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Ron Turner, her daughters Leslie Turner (Hoge), Elizabeth Turner, and Sandi Turner (Fukumoto), her sons-in-law John Hoge and Keiji Fukumoto, and her grandsons, Tai, Max, and Jesse.
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Published in Montgomery Newspapers on Mar. 13, 2012