Dorothy Thege Turner
Dorothy Thege Turner
  • February 4, 1920 - February 9, 2016
  • Stevensburg, Virginia

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Dorothy passed peacefully on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, with her loving family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Robert C. Turner; mother of David L. (Charlotte L.) Turner and Dianne M. (Gerald R.) Mathews; grandmother of Brian G. and Jason R. Mathews, and David R. and Nicole M. Turner; sister of Ruth E. T. Halliday, the late Edward O. Thege and the late Harold D. Thege .

Dorothy was born on a farm in Linwood, Nebraska. After high school, she left home to attend the Grand Island Business School in Nebraska. In 1941, she moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the Department of Defense. It was there that she met the love of her life, Robert, and they married April 17, 1945. They enjoyed traveling to different parts of the world, but their real love was their family. They created Turner Electric Company in Takoma Park, Maryland, and successfully ran the company until they retired in the late 1990s. After Robert passed away in 2009, Dorothy moved in with Dianne and Jerry in Culpeper, Virginia, where she loved watching the cows grazing in the fields. Dorothy enjoyed the many friendships she made at the Culpeper/Madison Congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Relatives and friends may gather at Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Madison Highway, 11190 James Monroe Hwy., Culpeper, Virginia, Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. with a service to be held Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Clore-English Funeral Home. Interment will be at National Memorial Park in Falls Church, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made at your local Kingdom Hall.