Dorothy (Wood) Turk

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Dorothy L. Turk
1917 - 2017

NORRIDGEWOCK - Dorothy L. Turk was born to Albion O. Wood and Leah T. (Thomas) Wood on March 28, 1917, in Brockton, Mass. She graduated from Scarborough High School in Maine on June 13, 1935. She married Ernest O. Turk on Oct. 8, 1935. She died on Nov. 30, 2017, in Cedar Ridge Care Center in Skowhegan at age 100.

Dorothy moved to Portland with her parents in 1918. She lived in Portland, South Portland, and Scarborough, Loma Linda, and St. Helena, Calif., retiring in Norridgewock, in 1982.

She is survived by a son Ronald Turk, MD, and his wife Mary Lou of Greeneville, Tenn., a son William Turk, DDS, and his wife Nancy of Norridgewock, and a daughter Kathryn Wood, BSN, and her husband Carson Wood of Westbrook.

She was predeceased by her husband Ernest O. Turk; a daughter Martha Jean Turk and a son Kenneth Turk, PhD. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren, their spouses; and many nieces and nephews.

She home-schooled her four children and several grandchildren long before it was fashionable to do that.

Dorothy was a lifelong member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church with her membership in the Norridgewock, Maine Seventh-day Adventist Church since retiring there in 1982.

She loved cooking, baking, travelling throughout North America, and camping with the Palomar Nature Club in California.

Jesus Christ was her Lord and Savior. She taught her children that God loved them individually. She emphasized personal responsibility, and absolute honesty in life.

Dorothy will be remembered for her smile, for being a peacemaker, for her meticulous record keeping, for her love of everyone, and for keeping everything.

She loved children of all ages including all of the students of Riverview Memorial School in Norridgewock, Maine. Riverview is a ten grade Seventh-day Adventist Church school. On her 100th birthday the Riverview students sang Happy Birthday to her at Cedar Ridge Care Center in Skowhegan. They each made her a 100th birthday card, and received a hug from her.

Dorothy will be missed by her family and many friends. She will sleep until the resurrection at the second coming of Jesus Christ which, she believed, will be very soon.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday Dec. 2, 2017, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan. A funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. Dec. 2, 2017, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Upper Main St., Norridgewock.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan.

Published in Central Maine on Dec. 1, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Smart & Edwards Funeral Home
183 Madison Ave | Skowhegan, ME 04976 | (207) 474-3357
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