In Memory: Dr. Mary Turner (PU DVM ’94)

Friday, January 29, 2021

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The Purdue Veterinary Medicine family is saddened by the passing of alumna Mary Turner of Perryville, Ky., who died January 10.  She was 62.

Raised and educated in Bethesda, Md., Dr. Turner received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland before enrolling at Purdue University where she earned her DVM degree in 1994. Dr. Turner is remembered as a fun loving veterinarian. She settled in Kentucky where she operated her veterinary practice and worked tirelessly for the benefit of large animals. She also is described as someone who took great pleasure in being with family and friends, and enjoyed ice skating and curling up with a good movie in her leisure time.

A memorial mass was held January 22 at St. Jane Frances DeChantal Catholic Church in Bethesda, Md. Following COVID safety measures, a limited number of loved ones were able to participate in person with the service live-streamed for others to view. Click here to view a recording of the service. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Dr. Turner’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231, or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516. Click here to read the complete obituary.

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr |

Category: Alumni, Our People

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