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Dorothy Exene Turpen

Dorothy Exene Turpen

The memorial service for Dorothy E. Turpen will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Ashland. Inurnment will be 10:00 a.m. Sunday, July 16, 2006, at Scenic Hills Memorial Park, Ashland.

Mrs. Turpen, 94, of Ashland, died June 5, 2006 at the Ashwood Senior Home in Ashland. She was born April 29, 1912 in Phoenix, Ariz., the daughter of Lilah and Clinton Wheeler.

In August of 1930 in Richmond, Calif., she married Aaron Turpen who preceded her in death. Mrs. Turpen lived in San Jose, Calif., from 1932 to the early 1970s when she moved to Ashland. She was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church for 35 years.

Surviving are: her son, Lawrence Turpen, of Reno, Nev., and grandchildren, Thomas Turpen of California, Shiela Plant of Virginia, Kraig Turpen of Texas, Karen Oldmixon of Colorado, Kenneth Turpen of Virginia, Kathy Davis of Pennsylvania, and 18 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son and two sisters.

Arrangements by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.