Rolande Paultre Turnier
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Obituary of Rolande Paultre Turnier


Rolande Paultre Turnier, 95, of DeLand, FL and formerly of Port-au-Prince Haiti, passed away on April 30th, 2017.

Rolande  was born in Port-au-Prince to Léonie and Hector Paultre on April 20th, 1922. She was married to Roger Turnier. Rolande was a teacher, 21 years in Haiti, and 20 years in Monterey teaching at the Defense Language Institute (Presidio).

Rolande is preceded in death by her husband, Roger Turnier, and by her daughter Elsie Turnier Marquez, by her sisters, Emile Paultre Lamarque, Lucie Paultre Sajous, Nora Paultre; her brothers, André Paultre, Félix Paultre, Furcy Paultre, Raymond Paultre and Alix Paultre.

She is survived by her children; Eddy Turnier and wife Sharon, Nelly Turnier Hilaire and husband Milo, and Max Auguste and wife Sharon; grandchildren Moriba Jah and wife Cassaundra, Jessie Marquez, Jorge Marquez and wife Dayton, Cassandra Turnier Blevins and husband Chris, Jacqueline Turnier Belanger and husband Ricky, Michael Turnier and Gabrielle Hilaire; her great-grandchildren, Denali, Inara, and Satyana Jah, Elssie Marquez, Vanessa Turnier, Ethan Blevins, Chloe and Hannah Belanger. She is also survived by her siblings; Guy Paultre, Lydie Paultre Gerdes, and Janine Paultre Somerville.

Memorials in Rolande's name can be made to: Essor de l'Anse Pirogue. The money will be used to expand the small library at École Nora Paultre.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of Alliance Community. 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00am at Lankford Funeral Home located at 220 E. New York Ave in DeLand, FL. Pastor Pierre Michaud will be officiating.