RIP The Great Jean Turnbow 09-30-1932 to 06-02-2015. A Mom’s Mom!
Jean Turnbow, 82, passed away June 2, 2015 in Olympia, WA, her home for the last 57 years. She was born September 30, 1932 to John and Wilna Janzan in New York, NY. A graduate of the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Jean was a teacher, homemaker, poet, artist and actress. She married A.W. Turnbow in 1953 in Omaha. Over the years, she also lived in South Carolina, Florida and Georgia.
Jean was intrigued and delighted with life. Friends and family were foremost with her. She is greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her partner, Mark Hopkins; sons, Jon Strongbow, Marc Turnbow, Tom Turnbow and Eric Turnbow; daughters, Katherine Peil Kauffman and Marilyn Turnbow; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.