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Jan Turner (#36116736)
 member for 16 years, 8 months, 3 days
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Bio Photo I was a full-time Christian/humanitarian worker and volunteer for over 40 years.
I've lived in Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary and Austria.

One of my favorite poems...


I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end

He noted that first came the date of her birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the--dash--between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not how much we own;
The cars, the house, the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard.
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what's true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel,

And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy is being read
With your life's actions to rehash
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?
~Linda Ellis

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Messages left for Jan Turner (21)[Leave Message]
RE: Pictures you took and your question.
Jan, please ignore my last message. I just saw the information I requested, on an early message I sent to you. Sorry for the intrusion!!

Added by Helperkw on Apr 01, 2017 7:14 PM
RE: Pictures you took and your question.
Jan, please let me know your uncle Joe's last name and his memorial number.

Thank you,

RE: Pictures you took and your question.
First of all, I want to thank you so much for the pictures you took. Very kind of you and very appreciated.

My Uncle Joe did have another sister named Susie.

All the best to you!
Added by Helperkw on Apr 01, 2017 7:12 PM
RE: My Uncle Joe
Yes, I took the picture of his grave and the group picture of of his mother beside him.

Added by Helperkw on Jul 04, 2016 2:22 PM
Forgot to tell you the link
Re: Joseph W. McDonald, 154595193

I checked this memorial and it shows two sisters:
Lillie Mae Cherry
Gladys Inez Peebles

Did he have any other sisters? I will be glad to help if I can.

Added by Helperkw on Dec 06, 2015 6:50 PM
RE: Thank you
You are most welcome.
Added by Bill75773 on Oct 24, 2015 5:40 AM
Diane Miller
Hi Jan,

It was an honor to do so and yes, He is coming soon and we will be with our loved ones again.

God's Best to You,
Added by Diane Miller on Jul 29, 2015 8:10 PM
Lillie Mae Cherry

I have a photo of your grandmother's grave marker in Section T at Restland. Since the maximum number of photos has been reached, I am unable to add it to her memorial. While you have the option of removing one of the photos or sponsoring the memorial, I certainly understand why you might not wish to remove one of those wonderful photos. If you'd prefer, I'd be glad to email the photo and allow you to use it as you see fit.


Added by JFH on Mar 24, 2014 12:18 PM
Leonard J. McCown
RE: Hi, Leonard!
Thanks Jan. Happy New Year to you too!
Added by Leonard J. McCown on Dec 30, 2013 3:39 PM
Leonard J. McCown
RE: Hey, Cuz
Thanks Jan. I am slipping in my old age! Glad you have enjoyed it. Watch for those mistakes. Merry Christmas.
Added by Leonard J. McCown on Dec 11, 2013 4:30 PM
Nella Jean
You're welcome Jan...
Added by Nella Jean on Feb 06, 2013 10:47 PM
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