Mariah Margaret (Fox) Turner


Mariah Margaret Fox Turner, 91, passed away on December 30, 2020, in Rochester, NY, Unity Hospital, due to Covid-19. She was born June 15, 1929, in Taberg, NY, daughter of Benjamin and Viola Webb Fox. For the past eight years she received first-rate care at GrandeVille Senior Living Community memory care facility. She never lost her sense of humor.

In her younger years, Mariah enjoyed dancing, horseback riding, and, as the talented lead majorette at Camden High School, she trained many young majorettes. She graduated from Hannibal High School and continued her education while employed (lastly as Secretary to the High School Principal) by the Hilton Central School District, Hilton, NY, 1967 to 1987.

She was married for 63 years to Ronald D. Turner (Nov. 1948, Lee Center, NY). He passed away in 2012. They always enjoyed dancing, music, cross country skiing, camping and traveling. She was an excellent and avid quilter. Besides New York, they lived in Florida and North Carolina.

Mariah is survived by sister, Alice Fox Russell; sister-in-law, Nancy Turner Nash; children, Kathryn (Kent) Smith, of Long Island, NY, Donna (Greg) Sommer, Hawaii, Kevin (Kim) Turner, Rochester, NY, Kenneth (Cricket) Turner, North Carolina; grandchildren, Cory (Jaclyn) White, Mathew Turner; great-grandchild, Zoe White; and many cousins, nieces, nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Turner; and siblings, Barbara, Andy, Emerson, Polly, Evelyn, Mary, Ted, Edward, Benny, Huckle, Billy.

Services and Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions and memories can be shared at, or mailed in memory of Mariah to the Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA, 18901.


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