Dorothy Mae Turner went home to be with the Lord on May 13, 2010 at the age of 88. Dorothy was born in Corpus Christi, TX, on July 17, 1921 to Willie Lee and Maggie Nugent and lived in San Marcos since 1946. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene “Pop” Turner and by her son, Patrick Turner, and by her daughter, Jean E Davis.
Dorothy will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother by her son, James “Butch” Turner and wife, Jan, of San Marcos and daughter, Janice Smith and husband, Bill, of Poteet. Grandma is also survived by six grandchildren: Jack Davis and wife, Deanna, of San Marcos, Michael Smith and wife, Jen, of Plano, Jennifer Cassel and husband, John, of Bastrop, Lee Ann Ambriz and husband, Rick, of San Antonio, Matt Turner and wife, Kendall, of Kyle, and John Preston, “J.P.” Turner, of San Marcos. She is also survived by seven great grandchildren: Jill and Scott Davis, James Cassel, Andrew and Zachary Smith, Adriana and Alyssa Ambriz and Cassandra Meshell, who was grandma's caregiver for the last year and a half.
Dorothy graduated from Corpus Christi High School in 1939 and came to San Marcos to study at Southwest Texas Teacher’s College. She and Pop married in 1941 and eventually Dorothy attained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southwest in Education. Mrs. Turner was employed by SMCISD for 37 years as a first and second grade teacher and then substituted for many years after her retirement.
Dorothy was an active member of First Christian Church for more than 68 years. Besides teaching school, Dorothy volunteered faithfully with the Hospital Auxiliary at Central Texas Medical Center for over forty years. Dorothy and Pop were founding members of Quail Creek Country Club and members of the Good Sam RV Club.
Funeral arrangements are through Thomason Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, May 16, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm and services Monday morning, May 17, at 11:00 at Thomason’s. Memorial contributions can be made to Hope Christian Academy, 12351 State Highway 142, Martindale, TX 78665. Please visit our online guest registry at www.thomasonfuneralhome.com.