MARJORY TURNER(1930 - 2013)

MARJORY TURNER Marjory Turner (previously known as Midge Becker, Advocate for Persons with Disabilities) passed away Oct. 22, 2013. She was born Jan. 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 was the founder of Southern Nevada Association of the Handicapped and a long-time volunteer for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). She also wrote a weekly column, "Handicapped Notebook" for the Las Vegas Sun for seven years and was recognized as a leader in the disability movement. 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 were the San Francisco 49'ers, the Giants and the Miami Heat! She is survived by her son, Don Kinnaman; her adopted son, Paul Becker of Las Vegas; her sister, Carol Bodner; granddaughter, Julia Kerkla; grandsons, Don Kinnaman V and Christopher Kinnaman; and 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. There will be a memorial get-together and celebration of Midge's life Saturday, Dec. 7, at the home of her good friends in Las Vegas. Please email [email protected] for more information. To share stories and photos visit In lieu of flowers, she requests donations to Nevada PEP, 2101 S. Jones Blvd., Ste 120, Las Vegas, NV 89146 and Nathan Adelson Hospice.

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