Lillian May Turman was the family kitty cat with 40 lives. She unfortunately quit meowing on Monday the 29th of November 2010. She was born on Nov. 23, 1933, in Bremerton, Wash. She spent most of her life in California where she loved playing Chinese checkers with her father. She loved doing puzzles, coloring, doing practical jokes, going to the red hat meetings with RuthAnn and being with her family. Her love for the LDS church inspired her mother (who never had gone to a church in her life) and nieces to join her in her passion for the church. Lillian was a caregiver; she loved what she did and never met a stranger. She joined us here in Roswell, N.M., seven years ago. Lillian got here when she was 69 and her only wish was that she would make it to her 70th birthday, at least and we were blessed with her for the remainder of her life. God blessed Lillian with her loving cats and numerous nieces and nephews who loved her very much. Lillian May Gorham Turman was preceded in death by her mother, Ester K. Hay Gorham; her father, Walter K. Gorham; and her sister Florence E. Dittrich Gorham. Lillian May Gorham Turman is survived by Ginger R. Kimble (Martha J. Ham), and spouse, Dallas J. Kimble, RuthAnn Harper Ford, Rachael L. Harper Clark, and spouse, Doug Clark, Crystal A. Cody (Rebecca L. Harper), and spouse, Bill S. Cody, Debbie C. Dittrich Nelson and many greatand great-great-nieces and nephews. The family wants to thank all of the people who touched Lillianâ€™s life including all her caregivers and those who helped her live as long as she did. A special thanks to the dialysis team, along with the staff at ENMMC, for their loving care of her for the last five years.
There will be a gathering to celebrate our lovely Lillian Turman. If you would like to join the family with saying our goodbyes, please contact Elaine at 575-910-7826.