Obituary

Marjory Turner (previously known as Midge Becker, Advocate for Persons with Disabilities) passed away on October 22, 2013.  She was born on January 11, 1930 in Washington, D.C. and resided there until 1938 when she moved to Scarsdale, N.Y. with her parents.  She was grateful for the wonderful education provided by the Scarsdale school system.  She graduated high school in 1947 and from Northwestern University in 1951 with a chemistry major.

Her greatest satisfaction was from the results she achieved as an advocate for individuals with disabilities.  She also wrote a weekly column “Handicapped Notebook” for the Las Vegas Sun for seven years.  Her favorite activities were duplicate bridge, cross stitching, fishing, reading and crossword puzzles. She participated in many sports and was an avid fan of football, baseball, tennis, basketball and golf.  Her favorites: San Francisco Forty Niners, the Giants and the Miami Heat!

She is survived by her son, Don Kinnaman and her adopted son from India, Paul Becker, her sister Carol Bodner, granddaughter Julia Kerkla, grandsons, Don Kinnaman V and Christopher Kinnaman, great grandchildren Caitlin Hutchings, Don Kinnaman VI, Isabella, Christopher and Sebastien Kinnaman.  Her wishes were to be cremated and buried at Elan Memorial Park, Bloomsburg, PA where her son Jimmy Hesketh is buried.

A memorial get-together and celebration of Midge’s life will be held at the home of her good friends on December 7, 2013.   The Celebration of Life Memorial get together has been moved to accommodate the many friends and family who wish to attend.  Please join us on December 7, 2013 between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the offices of Nevada PEP, 2101 S. Jones Blvd. #120, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Please email CelebrateLife.Midge@gmail.com for more information.  In lieu of flowers, she requests donations to Nevada PEP at 2101 S. Jones Blvd., Ste 120, Las Vegas 89146 and Nathan Adelson Hospice.

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