BIDDEFORD—Carol Ann Turner (nee Grenier) passed away peacefully on June 26, 2016 in Bellingham, Washington.

Born in Biddeford, Maine in 1943 to Maurice and Rita Grenier, Carol Ann was raised speaking French in the small mill town. In 1959, she and her family came west to California. She graduated from Menlo Atherton High School in 1961.

Beginning in the early 1980s, Carol Ann owned and operated the Turner Family Day Care from her home on Willow Road. For nearly 20 years she helped care for generations of children from the peninsula alongside her own.

Since her husband Vernon was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 25 years ago, Carol Ann stood by his side and devoted her time to caring for him while he battled the regressive disease.

Carol Ann was a big fan of genealogy, traveling all over North America in search of family connections and details. After living on the peninsula for nearly 50 years, she and Vernon moved to Bellingham, Washington in 2007. Her favorite place to go was Île d’Orléans, an island in Quebec where several of her ancestors are from.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Vernon Turner, her children James (Tamara) Turner of Leesburg, Virginia, Kathryn (Michael) Limprecht of Santa Clara, California, Grant (Ryoko) Turner of Campbell, California and Amanda Turner of Norman, Oklahoma, 10 grandchildren and her brother, Steven.

Services will be held Jan. 6 in Menlo Park, California.