Mary E. Turner

18 July, 19233 April, 2019

Mary Elizabeth Campbell Turner was born in Seguin, Texas to Clara Mae and Wallace Campbell on July 18, 1923. She attended Grade School and High School in Seguin Public Schools. Her education continued at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin for one year. Mary then entered Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Houston, graduating with honors in 1945. She worked for many years and in many capacities for the Memorial Hospital System then retired in 1986. Mary was a devoted patron of the Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera. She was an avid Astros fan and was thrilled to see them win the 2017 World Series. Mary was devoted to her family and many friends. Mary is survived by her son, Michael and his wife Lisa, and daughters Barbara and Karen; granddaughter Kendall Swendsen; nieces Linda Spacek and Naomi Young; nephew Mark Spacek and treasured friend, Carol Sims. The family would like to thank the staff at Treemont Healthcare Center and Vantage Hospice for kindness, compassion and care. A memorial service will be held 2:00pm at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home in Houston, Texas. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Houston SPCA, American Red Cross, Paralyzed Veterans of America or a charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, 13 April , 2019

  • Reception

    Saturday, 13 April , 2019


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Gayla Broeker

29 February 2020

Mike, Barbara and Karen. I'm so sorry for your loss and that I'm just finding out about it.
Your mom and my mother-in-law (Dolores Broeker) was in nursing school together. Your mom kept in touch with me and Harlan after our mom passed away. She wrote the sweetest cards to us and we always looked forward to hearing about her life. I was worried that something had happened since we hadn't heard from Mary in the last few years. I got so involved with taking care of Harlan that I never took the time to research. Harlan passed away 12/12/19 from complications of his MS. We both thought so much of your mom. Please knows that my heart goes out to y'all. There is peace in knowing we will see them again one day.

Bobbie Caruthers

12 April 2019

Sorry for your loss of such a Great Lady. Mary was my D.O.N at Mem S.W. She was always such an example of what " A Nurse Should Be"
I feel very lucky and blessed to have had such a lovely and wonderful person as a guide and friend during my professional career.

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