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In Memory of

Harriet Turner Holleran

December 2, 1929 - September 11, 2017

Obituary


Harriet Oxford Turner, the only child of Herman Davis Turner of Palmetto, GA and Mabelle Adeline Hinegardner of Nokesville, Va., was born in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up in Arlington, Va., graduated from Washington-Lee High School in 1947, and attended the College of William and Mary for two years. In 1949 she took a clerk typist job at the State Department and attended George Washington University at night. After graduating in May 1952, she served as a foreign service secretary in Cairo, Khartoum and then as ambassador's secretary in London, Jakarta, and Tripoli. In 1962...

Harriet Oxford Turner, the only child of Herman Davis Turner of Palmetto, GA and Mabelle Adeline Hinegardner of Nokesville, Va., was born in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up in Arlington, Va., graduated from Washington-Lee High School in 1947, and attended the College of William and Mary for two years. In 1949 she took a clerk typist job at the State Department and attended George Washington University at night. After graduating in May 1952, she served as a foreign service secretary in Cairo, Khartoum and then as ambassador's secretary in London, Jakarta, and Tripoli. In 1962 she resigned, married, and accompanied her husband on assignments in Asia, South America, and Europe. Upon returning to Washington, DC in 1982 she worked in the State Department's Bureau of International Organization Affairs until retiring in 1989. She enjoyed reading, family history research, travel, theater and opera, and life with her family. She is survived by her husband, Jim, and children Nan, Rose, Jim, Ted, and Frank. A funeral mass will be held on September 18, 2017, at 10:30 in the morning, at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church. Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.