Almeria “Blu” C. Turner

Born: Wed., May 23, 1928
Died: Sat., Mar. 16, 2019


Celebration of Life

6:30 PM Thu., Mar. 28, 2019


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Almeria Creel Chadwick Turner

West Columbia, SC-Almeria C. “Blu Turner, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully at home on March 16th, 2019.

Born May 23rd, 1928 to John Harley Creel and Bessie Sessions Creel in Conway, SC, “Blu was the youngest of 12 children.  She is predeceased by her husband of 37 years, Gilbert Meredith Turner.  Blu is survived by her daughter, Lisa C. Tjaarda (John) of West Columbia; her son Dr. Stephen C.Chadwick (Nancy) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; step-daughter, Cynthia T. Tolsma (David) of Camp Hill, PA; step-son Joseph L. Turner (Lana) of Steamboat Springs, CO; grandson John E. Tjaarda(Allyson); grandson Andrew S. Chadwick; granddaughter Lydia R. Chadwick; granddaughter Audrey E. Chadwick; granddaughter Patricia T. Smith (Roy) and great-granddaughter Zoe Smith; grandson David Turner (Ashley), granddaughter Anne T. Beckett(Max) and grandson Joseph D. Tolsma.  Blu is also survived by her sister Wyoma B. Bean (Clifford) and many beloved nieces and nephews.

All her life “Blu” was an avid reader and student of history, ancient civilizations and art.  She and Gil were fortunate to be able to travel across the US, as well as throughout Europe, to India and the Far East.  “Blu”and Gil spent part of every year at the “Blugil, their beach house in Cherry Grove, SC where they hosted family and friends for over 30 wonderful years making many happy memories for all.  In her early 60’s “Blu” embarked on a 20+ year career as a real estate agent in Salisbury, MDbefore returning to SC to be nearer her children and extended family.  

Almeria “Blu”Turner had a beautiful life, and will be missed by the many family and friends she has left behind.  We know, though, that she has been welcomed home by many who went before and we will look forward to the day we can be reunited.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the clubhouse at 128 Agape Village Court in West Columbia, SC on Thursday, March 28th2019 at 6:30 pm.  A family service will be celebrated in Conway SC at a later date, to be announced.

Memorials may be made to the Margaret Elizabeth Bessie Creel Endowment, Conway Medical Center Foundation, 300 Singleton Ridge Rd., Conway SC 29526 (cmcfoundationsc.com) proceeds from which go to fund nursing scholarships.

 

 

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Beverly Legge
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
Blu was a great lady who enjoyed a long and wonderful life. It was our privilege to have known her and to have enjoyed her company. Our hearts go out to all of her family, but especially to her devoted daughter Lisa, our dear friend. Love, Beverly and Tom Legge.

Leah Creel
   Posted Wed March 27, 2019
When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us.

Some of my best childhood memories are from visits to the "BluGil" in Cherry Grove for family reunions, getting to see Lisa and Chris and meeting new family members. Aunt Blu will be greatly missed by myself and so many others whose lives she touched over the years. Please accept my condolences, hopefully they will bring each of you some measure of peace ..... Leah

Val Ryan
   Posted Thu March 28, 2019
What a beautiful tribute/obituary. And, what a big, wonderful family she leaves behind to join, as you say, all those who went before her. She is welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven and surrounded by family, beauty, light and love.

Heidi Dulz
   Posted Fri April 05, 2019
What a wonderful person Blu was, always cheerful and in good spirits.
My deceased husband and I spent many happy hours with her and her
husband Gil in Germany and the USA. I send my condolences to her family.
Heidi Dulz