Yvonne Turner Samuelson
July 14, 1946 - October 27, 2019
Service Date: November 5, 2019
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery, 83 Stanley Rd., in Springvale. Following the service, a reception will be held at the Pleasant Street Free Baptist Church, 10 Pleasant St., in Springvale. Please bring your stories and memories to share with Yvonne's family.
Yvonne Turner Samuelson, 73, a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many, died on October 27, 2019 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
Yvonne was born on July 14, 1946 in Sanford, the daughter of Louis H. and Lorraine J. (Lamontagne) Ruel.
Yvonne dedicated her life in the medical field beginning as a CNA, Med Tech, LPN, RN, and Nurse Practitioner, Herbalist and life-long studies in classical homeopathy. She was a hard worker and possessed a heart full of empathy and compassion for her many patients. When you entered her office, her warmth and smile would put any nervous patient at ease. For many years she worked with her colleagues at Goodall Hospital.
Yvonne enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends; always the consummate hostess, she loved to entertain guests and shared in many gatherings through-out the years. Of course each occasion would provide a chance to reminiscence and she was happiest when her home was full of laughter!
She cared for many different animals which brought her much joy, especially “Buddy.”
Yvonne and her first husband Fred W. Turner, Sr. welcomed into their hearts and home children, an assortment of pets and even a few of “Fred’s” projects. Fred passed on May 20, 2012.
Yvonne found love again and married Richard R. Samuelson on March 7, 2015. Together they enjoyed attending church, visiting family and friends and at least three times a week, they’d have their competitive card games. Yvonne complimented Richard’s quietness and Richard provided support and love as Yvonne faced health issues. She never complained and believed in the power of prayer and enjoyed the fellowship at her church community, Pleasant Street Free Baptist Church.
Yvonne will be dearly missed by her family, her many friends and those who had the opportunity to be touched by her gentle hands of healing. Yvonne has entered into eternal peace and her life and love will guide us forward. . . And, she will never be far from our memories and heart.
Yvonne is lovingly survived by her husband, Richard R. Samuelson; her children, Frederick W. Turner, Jr., Audrey Y. Turner, Shirley Brunow; her step daughter Tammy Dion; her daughter-in-law Suzanne Turner; her three brothers, Robert Ruel, Richard Ruel and Thomas Ruel; her sister, Connie Ruel Garland; her six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also, her extended Clark family with seven sisters and five brothers that embraced her unconditionally; her three step sons, Richard Sameulson, Clayton Sameulson and Jason Samuelson; her step daughter, Tammie Welsh and husband Robert.
Yvonne was predeceased by her first husband Fred, Sr. and her son, Timothy Turner.
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery, 83 Stanley Rd., in Springvale. Following the service, a reception will be held at the Pleasant Street Free Baptist Church, 10 Pleasant St., in Springvale. Please bring your stories and memories to share with Yvonne’s family.
With Yvonne’s love for mothers and babies, please consider donating to the Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center, 6B Washington St., Suite 100, Sanford, ME 04073.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.