Carol Turnbull ~ Class of 1971

Carol Turnbull ~ Class of 1971

Departed ~ 9/15/1998

Carol with her dog Kelly, who was very supportive during her illness.

Carol beside her houseboat where she was living while attending grad school at University of MN.

Cover of a catalog for the Lawrence Hall of Science at Berkeley where she worked for a while.

Carol Turnbull

Carol Turnbull, former direc­tor of robotics and technical ser­vices at the Lawrence Hall of Sci­ence died in Berkeley on September 15 after a long struggle with cancer. She was 45 years old.

Ms. Turnbull was also an ac­complished athlete. She  won  a gold medal in swimming at  the Gay Games in New York in 1994.

Her varied life included work as a pastry chef at Cocolat in Berkeley. She also enjoyed coun­try -western dancing and had a love of music that ranged from opera to Hawaiian slack key gui­tar.

Ms. Turnbull was born June 26, 1953, in Egypt. She graduated from high school in Thailand and re­ceived her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She was a MacArthur Scholar at the University of Minne­sota forestry department, study­ing for her doctorate, when she was re-diagnosed with cancer.

Ms. Turnbull is survived by her parents, Robert and Dorothy Turn­bull; her sisters Ann Turnbull of Brainerd, Minn., Janet Sheldon of Monmouth, Ore., and Nancy  Loh of Sunnyvale; her brother, Lee Turnbull, of Iowa; nieces Haley Sheldon and Samantha and Lindsey Turnbull; and nephew Eli Shel­don.

Memorials in Ms. Turnbull’s name may be sent to the Women ‘s Cancer Research Center, 3023 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, Calif. 94705; Kaiser Hospital hospice pro­ gram, 280 W. MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, Calif. 94611; or te De­partment of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota,  115 Green Hall, 1530 Cleveland Ave. N., St. Paul, Minn. 55108.

Ann Turnbull wrote: Carol died of breast cancer September 15, 1998.

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