James Philip Turley

January 1, 1948April 18, 2021

James Philip Turley was born on January 1, 1948 and passed away on April 18, 2021.

In the rising of the sun and in its going down, we remember James.

In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember James.

In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember James. In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer, we remember James.

In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember James.

In the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember James.

When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember James.

When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember James.

When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember James.

So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember James.


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Marge Benham-Hutchins

May 1, 2021

I met Jim when I was investigating PhD programs that focused on nursing and informatics. He continued to cheer me on and be available as a mentor. I now teach informatics and Jim's publications are considered seminal work. My students were discussing his work this semester. Jim's legacy lives on in so many ways. I made a donation to the scholarship he created at UT Houston.

Curtis Kennedy

April 27, 2021

For me, Jim started out as one of the leaders and a teacher at the UT School of Health Information Sciences. I started to get to know him as a person when he was kind enough to take me on as a mentor after I became an orphaned student whose mentor passed away. Jim taught me what it really means to be a mentor... a combination of brutally honest critique (he did not accept effort alone - he demanded real progress) and open and honest friendship. The honesty of his friendship was something I was blind to until we took a trip to Indonesia to experience some of the most fantastic SCUBA in the world. I wouldn't have had a chance to do that without his invitation - and I am very thankful for that. The world is a little less shiny without him in it, but I'm grateful I had a chance to get to know him while he was here. Rest in Peace, Jim - and Thank You.

Kamiar Kouzekanani

April 26, 2021

A mutual friend informed me earlier today of Jim's departure, which saddened me a lot. Jim & Lillian are treasured in my memory bank. My most sincere condolences to the family.

Sandra K. Hanneman

April 24, 2021

I had the good fortune to work with Jim and Lillian at the UTHealth Cizik School of Nursing. Both were remarkable people and together a remarkable couple. Jim was a very fine human being, imbued with kindness, intellect, and imagination. I still miss Lillian and know that Jim's memory also will be with me for the rest of my life. Some people we never forget. Condolences to the family.

John Jordan

April 21, 2021

I will miss Jim greatly. I always enjoyed see Jim and Ed on Saturday mornings at the old Planetary cycle shop Brays Bayou at Weslayan. I have know Jim for many years and knew him as a kind friendly person.