Geraldine Elva Turner

OBIT-TurnerSWAN’S ISLAND — Geraldine Elva Turner, 84, died April 28, 2015, in Bar Harbor. She was born Aug. 17, 1930, in Stonington, daughter of Benjamin Haskell and Essie (Billings) Haskell.

Geraldine was a loving, caring, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved education and teaching her grandchildren and neighborhood kids to read and do math. She spent every day reading her Bible, doing puzzles and writing. She left Little Deer Isle at 18 years of age and married her husband, Buddy, whom she met through writing letters through a church social group, spending the rest of her life on Swan’s Island and past two years at Sonogee Rehab and Nursing Facility.

She is survived by her son, Theodore L. Turner and wife, Bonnie, and a daughter-in-law, Kathleen M. Turner, all of Swan’s Island. Three brothers, Milton Haskell and wife, Priscilla, of Deer Isle, Douglas Haskell and wife, Linda, and Frank Haskell and wife, Polly, all of Little Deer Isle, grandchildren, Angela Tapley and husband, Gary, Galen A. Turner and wife, Jennifer, Jenny M. Turner, great-grandchildren, Joshua B. Turner, Ashley Tapley and Wyatt Tapley, all of Swan’s Island.

Geraldine was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Theodore A. Turner, and a son, Galen B. Turner, and her parents, Benjamin and Essie Haskell.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Contributions in Geraldine’s memory may be made to the Swan’s Island Ambulance, c/o Debbie Staples, P.O. Box 7, Swan’s Island, ME 04685.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert.

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