Sunday, January 25, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Roger ‘Terry’ Turner

By
From page A4 | April 19, 2013 |

Turner, Roger

July 15, 1938 – April 15, 2013

Art, social justice and family were the mainstays of Terry Turner’s life, which was brought to an end by complications resulting from pancreatic cancer on April 15, 2013. Active, positive and brave through his illness, he continued painting and enjoying his friends and family in spite of the disease.

Terry was born in Springfield, Ohio, and grew up in Cincinnati. He moved to Davis with his family in 1963.

Education was an important part of his life. After graduating from UC Davis and completing his MFA at Kent State University, he never stopped studying and learning. Through a Fulbright Fellowship, he studied the life and art of Paul Robeson at Rutgers University and, last year, Terry traveled to Mississippi on a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to study the history of the civil rights movement.

His dedication to education and art was also evident in the 35 years he spent teaching and mentoring generations of students at Woodland Community College as a professor of art and humanities.

At an early age, Terry became active in the civil rights movement, a commitment that took him to Selma, Ala., on the freedom march with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965. His passion for social justice and racial equality never wavered throughout his lifetime. In Davis, he was an active member of Davis Religious Community of Sanctuary and the West Yolo Democratic Club, and he was chair of the sister-city organization, Friends of Rutilio Grande. In 2005, he was honored by the Human Rights Commission with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

An active painter, Terry produced many art shows and contributed to the art community throughout his lifetime. He continued to work at his studio at The Brickhouse Gallery in Oak Park up to his death. An exhibition of his current work will be on view in October at the Quercia Gallery in Duncans Mills .

He is survived by his life partner, Cynthia Kellogg; his daughter, Ruby Harris; his son, Nathan Turner; his two grandsons, Dion and Ryan Harris; his stepdaughter, Laura Carr; his stepgranddaughter, Raina Carr McKee; and a host of family members in Ohio.

A graveside service is scheduled at the Davis Cemetery on Monday, April 22, at 2 pm. A celebration of Terry’s life is planned for a later date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor Terry are invited to contribute to a scholarship fund for art students at Woodland Community College. Donations may be sent to: Terry Turner Scholarship Fund, c/o The Woodland Community College Foundation, 2300 E. Gibson Road, Woodland, CA 95776.

Those who wish to sign a guestbook online may do so at www.wiscombefuneral.com.

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

.

News

Bridges of Yolo County: Wear, tear … repair?

By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Four days of unusual, adventuresome music

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Abe ‘speechless’ after video claims IS hostage dead

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Abortion opponents express renewed hope at California rally

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Share your love (story) with us

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Sip wines at St. James’ annual tasting

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

Fake schools draw federal scrutiny

By The Associated Press | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Winter produce available at Sutter market

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

Vote for your favorites in Readers’ Choice poll

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Donations to be distributed during homeless count

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A4

 
Speaker will share computer security tips

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Logos Books celebrates 5 years, offers language groups

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Australian olive oil company opens U.S. headquarters in Woodland

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Explore at the YOLO Outdoor Expo

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Pedal around Davis on weekly bike ride

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Yolo animal shelter seeking rawhide donations

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A5

Woodland Healthcare employees take Great Kindness Challenge

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

 
At the Pond: Nest boxes give birds new homes

By Jean Jackman | From Page: A6 | Gallery

California ranks worst in nation for guidance counselors

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Davis, Woodland are saving water

By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A12

Words and Music Festival events

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A12

 
.

Forum

Family isn’t keen on relationship

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: A8

 
 
Caring for the aging mouth

By Samer Alassaad | From Page: A8

Big utilities’ nightmare begins to play out

By Tom Elias | From Page: A10

 
Mayor’s Corner: Let’s renew Davis together

By Dan Wolk | From Page: A10

We have the right to choose

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

 
We don’t have to suffer

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

City helped immensely

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

 
Rick McKee cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

When measles spreads from Disneyland, it’s a small world after all

By New York Times News Service | From Page: A11

 
From innovation parks to innovative buildings and planning

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

.

Sports

Wildcats’ inaugural kids development league exceeds expectations

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Aggies get top 2015 gymnastics score, but fall short

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Loud crowd sees DHS boys win

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Lady Devils hold off Pacers, stay perfect in league

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

UCD men take two tennis matches

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8

 
Watney in ninth at Humana Challenge

By Staff and wire reports | From Page: B8

.

Features

.

Arts

.

Business

Davis man focusing on cannabidiol business

By Will Bellamy | From Page: A9

 
Marrone Bio’s Regalia approved for new uses in Canada

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

 
UCD grad makes insurance ‘hot 100′ list

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

Yolo County real estate sales

By Zoe Juanitas | From Page: A9

 
.

Obituaries

.

Comics

Comics: Sunday, January 25, 2015

By Creator | From Page: B8