1951 - 2018
Sadly, on January 12th 2018 Susan passed from this world to the next. She was born on March 30th 1951 in Hollywood California to Phyllis and Irv Weiner. She was brought up in Los Angeles California with her three siblings: Jo, Michelle, and John. Growing up her sisters described Susan as highly intelligent (able to teach herself many subjects, picked up things on her own without formal instruction), embraced life, had many interests, was not a slouch and was never scared of working hard, beautiful, very popular, and ‘Daddies princess’.
Susan was a loving wife to her husband John Turner who passed away in 2016. In his last years she devoted her time to caring for him when he fell terminally ill. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was faithfully involved in her children’s education and brought them up to be strong, kind and generous like herself. She was very proud of her only grandchild Eden Rain Turner. She enjoyed long conversations with her, where Susan was more peer than grandmother. Susan was an animal lover who cared for many pets throughout her lifetime, especially her beloved Pomeranian Jillian Kien Turner.
She was a talented writer who was published in many magazines. Whatever she was doing, Susan was always ready to put it aside to help family and friends. She also had a passion for bringing joy into the lives of others through her artistic creations. She had a quirky humor like no other and a bright rebellious spirit.
Susan battled agoraphobia most of her adult life, but found relief in her unwavering religious faith. Though she was dealt a serious blow, like every other obstacle in her life she did not take it lying down. She taught herself to council others with the same affliction and made life long friends doing so. Susan also brought that same love and dedication to the organization Angels 2 the Heart. In 2013 she was awarded Volunteer of the Decade by Angels 2 the Heart for her “Service, kindness, and generosity.”
In her last months, Susan bravely battled her terminal illness with a quiet grace and never lost her sense of humor. She is survived by her sons Jace and Johnny, daughter-in-law Nadine, granddaughter Eden Rain, and her two beloved dogs Zeke and Micah.
The family would like to express their gratitude to those individuals who assisted in the care of Susan Turner: Michelle Murray, Oneva Turner, Michelle Kinsbursky, her Asante Hospice nurse Vicky, and bath aide Robin and the whole Asante Hospice staff. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Asante Hospice, c/o Foundation, 2600 Siskiyou Blvd. #100, Medford, OR. 97504