Gwendolyn "Gay" TURNER

Obituary
  • "She was the only sister in law I got to know. I am a better..."
    - Sharane Ambrose

TURNER, Gwendolyn "Gay"

died September 9, 2018 in Seminole, Florida at the age of 88. Gay was born in Silver Ridge, Maine and was one of seven children. She met her husband of 43 years, Sidney H. Turner while he was serving in the United States Air Force and stationed in Maine. Together they lived in Maine, New Mexico, California, Georgia, and Florida. Gay was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and spent her days as a homemaker taking care of her family. Her favorite pastime was sewing and she loved birds, especially owls, cardinals, and hummingbirds.

Gay was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Lillis Ambrose; six siblings, Leigh, Dean, Mona, Maitland, Madeline, and William; and her husband, Sidney H. Turner. She is survived by her son, Patrick Robinson (Stephanie) Turner of San Antonio, Texas; daughter, Joan Jenkins (Chuck) Graffam of Orrington, Maine, and daughter, Debra Ann (Chuck) Butler of Steinhatchee, Florida. She is also survived by many beautiful grandchildren, Jennifer Turner of Chicago, Illinois, Sean Turner of Richmond, California, Stacy Graffam of New Milford, New Jersey, Tony Graffam of Eddington, Maine, Chad Graffam of Glenburn, Maine, Jeremy Graffam of Jonesport, Maine, Lisa Koon of Lexington, South Carolina, Kristen Lefkimiotis of St. Petersburg, Florida, Jamie Sparrow of Ellicott City, Maryland, Jessica Ellis of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Chuck Butler Jr. of Pinellas Park, Florida. Gay also leaves behind 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild on the way.

Because of the outstanding and loving care Gay received during her several stays at St Anthony's Hospital and in lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St Anthony's Hospital Foundation, 1200 7th Avenue North, St Petersburg, Florida 33705.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Sept. 16, 2018