Tomiko Turner of Seaford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.
She was born on Nov. 11, 1934, daughter of the late Uschiichi and Kame Fukuchi.
Mrs. Turner was born and raised in Okinawa, Japan, and it was there that she met her future husband and love of her life, Elbert Frederick Turner. With him, she moved to the United States, and together they started their family, raising three beautiful children.
Mrs. Turner was a member of the American Legion, VFW, and Moose Lodge, all in Seaford. Her pastime activities in her younger years included weight training and personal fitness programs with her husband. Other interests included pool, bowling, and crocheting. Mrs. Turner also enjoyed gardening and especially loved orchids. Where others have no luck getting an orchid to bloom, she was always showing off her beautiful blooms.
Above all, she treasured moments spent with those she held most dear. She was the matriarch and glue of the Turner family; a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, Elbert F. Turner.
She is survived by her sons, Elbert Turner III (Maria McCarthy) of Seaford and James Turner (Jennifer Ayres) of Poland, Ohio; her daughter, Wanda L. McCracken (Skip) of Seaford; her grandsons, James McCracken (Brittany) of Denton, Md., Ryan McCracken (Rose Thibault) of Millsboro, Kyle McCracken (Angie) of Easton, Md., and Eric Turner (Naomi Harding) of Poland; her granddaughters, Nicole Turner and Raven Turner, both of Pennsylvania; her great-grandchildren, Brielle, Nalani, Ryan Jr., Jaxson, Everly, and Camden; and her loyal canine companion, Sheba.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, 609 E. King St., Seaford, where friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will follow at 1 p.m., at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Mrs. Turner’s memory to the Loyal Order of Moose, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973.
Please visit Mrs. Turner’s life memorial webpage and sign her online guestbook at www.watsonyatesfuneralhome.com.