Evelyn C. Turner

April 17, 1922


COLCHESTER-Evelyn (Clark) Turner, 97, joined her husband Howell and her beloved daughter Carol in heaven on Thursday, June 20, 2019. She was born on April 17, 1922 in North Westchester, CT, the daughter of the late Frederick B. Clark and Mary (Odermann) Clark.  She was married to Howell Turner at the Old St. Andrews Church in Colchester on July 11, 1945. She graduated from Bacon Academy in 1940 and went on to graduate from Mitchell College in 1942. She worked as the secretary and bookkeeper for her family’s business, the Fred B. Clark Corporation. Evelyn was committed to the education of the children in Colchester, serving many years on the Board of Education and on the Bacon Academy Scholarship Committee. In her younger days, she and Howell loved square dancing, where they met many of their longtime friends. They enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. Evelyn was an avid Red Sox and UCONN Women’s Basketball fan. She was passionate about playing bridge and the friends that she made while playing the game were amongst her favorites. Evelyn is survived by her sister, Mary Lu Wall; her daughter Nancy Triou, and her husband Ken; her grandsons, USMC S Sgt Brian Linden and Michael Linden and his wife, Jody Gray-Linden; her great grandchildren, Anneliese Linden, Kieran Linden, Owen Linden and Amalia Linden, who all made her very proud. She will also be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Howell Turner, her daughter Carol Linden, her sisters Dorothy Johnston, and Margaret Clark and her brothers Fred B. Clark Jr. and Everett J. Clark.  Calling Hours will begin at 9:30am on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Belmont Funeral Home LLC, 144 So. Main St. Colchester with a procession to St. Andrew’s Church, to celebrate an 11:00am Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will immediately follow at New St. Andrew’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Evelyn requested that memorial donations be made to the Bacon Academy Scholarship Fund, Inc., PO Box 213, Colchester, CT O6415. Condolences to the family may be made by visiting

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