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Robin Jamison Turner

March 3, 1937 ~ June 6, 2021 (age 84)


Robin Jamison Turner, 84, of Vero Beach, Florida and West Chester, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Paoli Hospital.

She was the wife of the late Arthur V. Turner and the late Lt. Col. Charles E. Harris.

Born March 3, 1937 at Selfridge Field, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Col. Frank G. Jamison and the late Claire Lindsay Jamison.

Robin was a graduate of George Washington High School in Alexandria, Virginia, and Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.  Her father was an Army and Air Force officer, and she grew up an “Air Force Angel,” living in many places, including Alaska, Hawaii and Japan.   After she married Charlie, an Army officer, she and her young family continued moving around the US, ultimately settling in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania near Valley Forge Army Hospital.  Several years after Charlie passed away, she met and married Art, and after her children finished high school and college, they retired to Florida together.

Robin was an avid bridge player, a private pilot, and a good friend to many.  She was an enthusiastic volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, and she loved the Vero Beach Yacht Club, where she was proud to be its longest standing member.  She loved travelling and spending time with her beloved grandchildren, two joys she combined with many family holiday trips.  Robin was outgoing, gregarious, kind, and she loved meeting new people and making new friends.  She was fond of saying, “I’ve had a great life, so blessed with my family and friends.”   

She is survived by her children, Tracy L. Harris and her husband, Glenn S. Newsome, Charles E. Harris and his wife, Elizabeth, and Stephen A. Harris, and by her grandchildren, Chip, Lindsay, Christopher, Jamie, Drew, Matthew, Shannon, and Darcy.

She was predeceased by her sister, Gayle Jamison. 

Relatives and Friends are invited to her visitation on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 10:00 am - 10:45 am at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 West Pleasant Grove Road, West Chester, PA 19382; followed by her funeral service at 11:00 am, which will be livestreamed at the following link: 

Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, at a later date.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach FL 32960 and/or Indian River Habitat for Humanity, 4568 North US Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL 32967.

Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. 410 N. Church St. West Chester, PA 19380 610-696-1181;


June 11, 2021

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Westminster Presbyterian Church
10 West Pleasant Grove Road
West Chester, PA 19382

Funeral Service
June 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Westminster Presbyterian Church
10 West Pleasant Grove Road
West Chester, PA 19382

Video is available for this event

Interment will be held at a later date


Indian River Habitat for Humanity
4568 North US Highway 1, Vero Beach FL 32967

First Presbyterian Church - Vero Beach
520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach FL 32960

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