Barbara Anne Turner was born on March 12, 1944 in Brighton, Massachusetts and passed away August 9, 2022 in Coronado, California at the age of 78.
Barbara was the fifth of ten siblings born to Jane (McHugh) and Frances Ellard of Boston, Massachusetts.
Barbara graduated summa cum laude at St. Collumskille High School and attended nurses training at Boston Massachusetts General Hospital before meeting Michael Turner, whom she married in Brighton, Massachusetts on June 7, 1969.
Barbara loved to read, play Acey-deucey, travel to the east coast every summer to visit family, and take day trips to local casinos to gamble. She was also the exuberant mother and grandmother cheering for her children and grandchildren on the sidelines while they played sports.
By the grace of God, Barbara is now unfettered from the physical burdens of this world and free to pass into the glory of the spiritual.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Jane and Frances; son, William Frances Turner; sisters, Mary Woods, Marguerite Leigh, and Elizabeth Ellard; and brother, Kevin Ellard.
Barbara is survived by her husband of 53 years, Michael Arcia Turner; son, Michael David Turner (wife Michaelyn); grandchildren, Bella Turner, Zane Turner, and Kingston Turner; twin sister Patricia Willhelm; brothers, John Ellard, Frances Ellard, Patrick Ellard, Robert Ellard; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held at the North Island Naval Base Catholic Church September 30 at 11:30 a.m.
A celebration of life gathering will follow at the VFW at 557 Orange Ave. in Coronado at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider Alzheimer’s /Dementia organization donations.
VOL. 112, NO. 39 - Sept. 28, 2022