Judith B. Turner

Judith Eisenhower Brown Turner, 76, of Bridgton passed away Nov. 12, 2011 at Bridgton Hospital.

She was born in Kingston, Pa. on Oct. 8, 1935 along with her identical twin, Suzanne. They were the first of two sets of twins of Mary and Harold Brown. He was the head of the English Department at Wyoming Seminary Kingston, Pa.

She graduated from Wyoming Seminary and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She worked in Nesbit Hospital, Kingston, Pa. and St. Luke Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa. as an OB-GYN nurse. She was active in many Luzerne County, Pa. organizations including SPCA, United Way, Planned Parenthood and the Wilkes-Barre Junior League. Judy was a well-known and respected horsewoman. She and her children successfully participated in many horse shows in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, garnering many top awards. She maintained a small barn on her farm for the show horses and continued to support her children and grandchildren in their equestrian endeavors in her later years. She took pride in providing her extended family Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter dinners and all were welcome. She and her husband Ray celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2007.

Judy spent every summer on Long Lake from 1936 to her death. She and her husband Ray retired to Maine in 2003 razing the 1913 camp on Long Lake, built by Judy’s grandparents J. Herbert and Ida Brown, and erected a permanent home on the same site. Judy enjoyed playing bridge in Fryeburg and at the Bridgton Community Center. She was a member of the Bridgton Literary Club. Her ready laugh, story telling, and empathy toward all will be sorely missed.

She was predeceased by her twin sister, Suzanne Lee in 2007; and her sister, Ellen Kurylowski in 1994

She is survived by her husband, Ray, Jr.; sister Josephine Killen of California; her children, Ray Turner III, Kimberly Ashton and Eric Turner; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Bridgton United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. Lunch will be served after the service at the church. Burial will be at the discretion of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name should be made to the Bridgton United Methodist Church or the Bridgton Community Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com

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