Pamela M. Turner

Published 4:08 pm Monday, May 30, 2011

May 29, 2011

SUFFOLK — Pamela M. Turner, 78, of Suffolk, Va., passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011, at her beloved Shibui Ni Farm. Born in Petersfield, England, she came to this country in 1970 when she married Dr. Thomas Turner. As a child, Mrs. Turner grew up fox hunting and galloping steeple chase horses, and that passion continued throughout her life. She became enamored with the unique character, versatility, and athletic ability of the Arabian breed of horse and developed a breeding program to promote the Arabian as a sport horse. Always seeing the bigger picture, she founded and was president of the Arabian Sport Horse Association. In addition, Mrs. Turner remained steadfast in her knowledge and tireless dedication to encouraging the art of true classical horsemanship.

Pamela M. Turner

Mrs. Turner’s other passion was her extraordinary English garden, which she meticulously tended on her farm. She will be remembered by all who knew her as a witty, determined and loving friend.

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Mrs. Turner was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Dr. Thomas Turner; her brother, Gerald Miller; and her parents, Harold and Elsie Miller. She is survived by her brother, Robert Miller, in England, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at 5 p.m. in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Suffolk Humane Society, P.O. Box 5038, Suffolk, VA 23435. Condolences may be registered at