Fourth Generation

42. Galen Benjamin Turner was born on 29 April 1956 in Castine, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He died on 1 November 2011 at the age of 55 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Galen B. Turner, 55, died peacefully Nov. 1, 2011, at his home on Swan’s Island. He was born April 29, 1956, in Castine, the son of Theodore A. “Buddy” and Geraldine (Haskell) Turner.
Galen resided on Swan’s Island his entire life as a proclaimed lobsterman and fisher of the sea. He loved being on the water in his fishing vessel, the Kathleen M, named after his beloved wife, Kathleen ColburnTurner. Galen proudly named himself as a “Jack of all trades, master of none,” as he had a wide variety of talents such as boat building, carpentry, and fixing old automobiles. Galen also loved music and was very fond of Saturdays. He was a historian of Swan’s Island history, a member of the Fisherman’s Co-Op, and founder of the Swan’s Island Lobster & Marine Museum, along with his brother, Theodore ‘Ted’ Turner. As many would tell, he was a unique all-around human being with a heart of gold.
Galen will be missed by many friends and family in his life, his mother, Geraldine Haskell Turner; his father, Theodore A. Turner; wife, Kathleen Colburn Turner; son, Galen A. and wife, Jennifer Lemoine Turner; daughter, Jenny M. Turner; grandson, Joshua B. Turner; brother, Theodore L. Turner and wife, Bonnie; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces; and many best friends.
A memorial service will be held in celebration of Galen’s life 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at the Millpond Park, Swan’s Island.Donations are welcome in Galen’s memory for future publication of his book about island history to Swan’s Island Lobster & Marine Museum, P.O. Box 374, Swan’s Island, ME 04685. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert, ME 04660.Condolences may be expressed at

Galen Benjamin Turner and Judith Ann Martin were married on 2 June 1980 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. They were divorced. Judith Ann Martin, daughter of Malcom Edwin Martin and Carolyn Nettie Clarke, was born on 11 May 1959 in Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine, USA.

Galen Benjamin Turner-31777 and Judith Ann Martin-31776 had the following children:



Galen Allen Turner-32109.

Galen Benjamin Turner and Kathleen Marie Colburn were married on 22 August 1987 in Charlestown, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA. Kathleen Marie Colburn, daughter of Hugh Colburn and Clara Decelle, was born on 18 August 1950.

Galen Benjamin Turner-31777 and Kathleen Marie Colburn-32105 had the following children:



Jenny Marie Turner was born on 6 April 1988.