N. TURNER – Wendy White, 60, of North Turner, Maine, died peacefully in her home on Nov. 18, 2018. She was born in Farmington on June 1, 1958, the daughter of Merle Libby Jr. and Betty Libby.  She was a 1976 graduate of Leavitt Area High School in Turner. She attended the North Turner Presbyterian Church, as well as Victory Christian Church in Livermore.

As a young adult, Wendy worked as a Certified Nurses Aid at Clover Manor Hospice, and later enjoyed working in the food service industry. In recent years, Wendy lived near her childhood home in North Turner, enjoying the companionship of her father until his death in 2014.  She loved animals, and the bond she shared with her dogs brought her great joy.

Wendy loved crafts. She drew and molded clay and painted rocks and made pretty earrings and necklaces for her friends and family.  She loved spring and crocuses, summer wildflowers, and garden-fresh vegetables.  She loved Italian sandwiches and coffee with cream. And most of all she loved her family. She carried in her heart a sort of mystic reverence for her parents, for her siblings, and for her children.  She died close to the home where she grew up, mere feet from the yard where she used to play, from the shed where her father once chopped firewood, from the tree where her mother once strung up laundry to dry.

Wendy was a true friend to many. She was well-loved by her friends, and many speak of how kind she was and what a great listener she was. She will be missed by so many.

She is survived by her two children: a daughter, Tatum Melissa Garner, and a son, Joshua Seth White; also by her two siblings: David Libby and Jane Motley; and by four grandchildren: Alyssa Prill, Jacob Garner, Tyson Garner, and Robin White.  She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her brother, Jeffrey Libby Sr.

Wendy’s family thank all those who journeyed with her.

Public memorial graveside services will be held Saturday June 1 at 11 a.m., at the N. Turner Cemetery.  Following services, a gathering reception will take place at the GAR 29 North Leeds Road, North Turner, Maine.  All are welcome. Cremation and memorial service arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Remembrance Center, 308 Frankiln Rd., (Rte. 133) Jay.  You are invited to leave a kind remembrance  on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

Remembrance gifts may be given to the charity of one’s choice that supports

Mental Health Wellness.

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