Hazel B. Turkington

Hazel B. Turkington of Fruitland, 91, died at Tidal Health Hospital in Salisbury, MD on Saturday, November 21, 2020.  Born on October 29, 1929 in Oriole MD, she was the daughter of the late Lacy Vernon Bozman and Ethel Bennett Bozman. Hazel was a resident of Wicomico Nursing Home in Salisbury, MD since January 2018.

Hazel graduated from Washington High School in 1946 and Goldey Beacom College in 1948. She worked at the Bank of Somerset from 1948 until 1950, when she was married and moved to Maine, followed by a few years in Puerto Rico.  After returning to Princess Anne, Hazel was employed by Wicomico Social Services as a Social Worker in the Food Stamp Program. She later worked as a private sitter until her late 70’s.

She was a member of Walker Memorial Church of God since 1968. She loved to travel and arranged many group trips. She was proud to say she had been to all 48 continental United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, The Bahamas, Antigua and St. Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Turkington, Sr.; they were married 65 years.  A late son was William David Turkington, Jr. and two late grandsons were Douglas Walton and Jared West. Hazel is survived by three daughters, Bonnie Ward of Seaford, Rebecca West of Delmar and Nancy Brady of Hebron, 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Interment will be private and held at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oriole, MD. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Walker Memorial Church of God, PO Box 189, Princess Anne, Md. 21853.

2 comments to Hazel B. Turkington

  • Selena Bosman Post

    Dearest Cousins Bonnie, Rebecca, and Nancy: I loved getting to meet Miss Hazel in the early 2000′s when I was researching my Bosman/Bozman ancestors. While we were very distant cousins, Miss Hazel and I were close kin in our love of getting to know the ancestors who came before us, settled the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and gave our extended family life. And I’m certain we are Sisters in the Lord. She was so gracious to share her research with me and it was my great joy to meet her at our Bosman/Bozman reunions. When Cousin Fred and I organized the first EVER Bosman/Bozman reunion, I remember her saying “I’ve tried for YEARS to get the family together and it took this woman from Texas to make it happen”. She was so happy we had gathered a group of people who like her, descended from William Bosman, our first ancestor on The Shore. Miss Hazel has beaten me to heaven but I imagine her rejoicing to meet the ancestors whose stories she knew so well. Seeing their faces must be a wonderful reward for her. I’ll be looking for dear Miss Hazel when I get there! I am so greatly blessed to have known her in this life. May God richly bless your family and console you in your grief.
    Cousin Selena Bosman Post

  • Jackie Laird

    Nancy,Bonnie and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of hazels passing. She was such a joy to be around and the fun she had with Thelma & Clifford on there many adventures that they spoke of often. Hazel had a very deep love for her family no matter near or far.

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