Details for ELLEN KING - Ad from 2023-01-22


Jeanette was born in New York City on August 22, 1925. She lost her father at a young
age. With no money and little guidance she raised herself and her sister while her
mother worked. Jeanette went to work for a neck tie company in Manhattan
where she met our father. They married on July 23rd, 1955. They were lucky to have
3 children and 13 years together before our Dad passed away in 1969. She was a
devoted mother throughout our childhood.
We moved to Indian Lake in 1970 because she had family here. After a few years she
met and married Fred Turner. They ran a successful business, with motel rooms
and an ice cream parlor providing delicious food and good conversation. Sadly,
the parlor burnt and Fred passed away. Our mother re-invented herself again, she
opened a shop in town called Grandma’s Things. She was known far and wide for her
homemade quilts, table runners, place mats, etc. all with an Adirondack theme. She
also was a member of the Indian Lake Ambulance Squad as a dispatcher for many
years. Jeanette’s many skills were self-taught and for the last fifty years she was always
willing to share her knowledge to help her family and this town anyway she could.
Jeanie or Grandma Jean, as she is best known, is lucky enough to have
7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 5 great, great grandchildren. We are all
blessed to still have her in our lives. She lives in an assisted living facility, holding her
own with the grit and strength she was born with.