A memorial service for Carol Ann (Grenier) Turner will be held at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6. Ms. Turner died June 26 in Bellingham, Washington, where she lived since 2007.
Born in Biddeford, Maine, in 1943 to Maurice and Rita Grenier, Ms. Turner was raised speaking French in the small mill town, according to her family. She and her family moved to California when she was a teenager, and two years later, in 1961, she graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School.
Beginning in the early 1980s, Ms. Turner helped care for generations of children from the Peninsula alongside her own for nearly 20 years as owner of the Turner Family Day Care, which she operated out of her Willow Road home.
With a strong interest in genealogy, Ms. Turner traveled all over North America in search of family connections and details, her family said. Her favorite place to go was Ile d'Orleans, an island in Quebec where several of her ancestors are from.
Ms. Turner devoted herself to caring for her husband, Vernon, after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 24 years ago. After living on the Peninsula for nearly 50 years, she and Vernon moved to Washington state.
Her husband of 52 years survives her. She is also survived by her children: James (Tamara) Turner of Leesburg, Virginia; Kathryn (Michael) Limprecht of Santa Clara; Grant (Ryoko) Turner of Campbell; and Amanda Turner of Norman, Oaklahoma. Other survivors include 10 grandchildren and her brother, Steven.