2021ObituariesNancy Jean Chambers Turkmen

February 7, 2021by SealeUser13


Nancy Jean Chambers Turkmen passed away peacefully in the morning on Saturday, February 6, 2021. She was 85 years old. A resident of Baton Rouge, Nancy loved her family. She was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. She was the daughter of George Chambers and Mary Taylor Chambers. She is survived by her two children, her son, Ian M. Turkmen of New Orleans, La, daughter, Laura Turkmen of Baton Rouge, La, as well as her only grandchild, Taylor S. Turkmen of New Orleans, La. Her parents, as well as her sisters, Lois Lazarus, Shirley Meehan and Marilyn Chambers, preceded her in death. She received a B.S. degree in Business from Kent State University in 1957 and attended post-graduate school at the Ohio State University. She was the business manager of the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation from 1976 through 2006. Her passions in life included traveling abroad, gardening, spending time with her children and granddaughter, as well as being an active member of the Baton Rouge Unitarian Church. She also volunteered at the LSU Book Barn for twenty years. Special thanks to Clarity Hospice, Griswold Care Givers and the many at Williamsburg Senior Living Community in Baton Rouge, La, where she lived out her final years. She was loved by all and will be missed dearly by family and friends. Her family will announce memorial service at a later date




  • Fletcher Spies

    February 22, 2021 at 2:34 am

    Ian & Laura,

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. I have such wonderful memories of my Aunt Nancy and I always looked forward to seeing her. Her positive attitude and constant smile always made me feel welcome and appreciated when I was with her. Even as a young boy, she always made me feel like a valued peer and I relished our conversations over the years. I will miss her so. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


    Fletch & Rachel Spies


  • Stephen O'Conner

    February 10, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Ian and Laura, I’m keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Anita Adams

    February 10, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    I worked closely with Nancy at the Book Barn for several years. I Loved our conversations. She was so interested and interesting. Such a sense of humor! She could talk intelligently about so many subjects. I also admired her ability to listen without judgment. . She was a treasure, and it was my pleasure to have known her.


  • Greg T. Bowman

    February 10, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I Remember her running Scott and I off where we were up to no good at Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation!! Lifetime Friends with my dad. Great lady who did a lot of good over the years. 😓


  • Amy Schock

    February 8, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Ian and Laura, I am very sorry and send my deepest condolences. Your mother, Nancy, was one of the most special people I have ever met – you two are so fortunate to have such a wonderful mother. Nancy was smart, fun, caring, independent-minded, and oh my, so hip and cool! I admired her so much. Thanks for posting this thoughtful obituary and beautiful photo. Though Nancy is no longer with us here on earth, she has a special place in my heart always! Take care, and God bless you.


    • Ian Turkmen

      February 9, 2021 at 3:27 am

      Thank you Amy & everything you said was true. We will miss her immensely.


  • Holly Roy

    February 8, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Ian & Laura, I am so sorry for the loss of your MOM. My prayers are with you all.

    Holly Roy


  • Mark Hartman

    February 7, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Laura my thoughts and prayers are with you and Ian and your family . There’s nothing more special than a mother’s love ….


    • Ian Turkmen

      February 9, 2021 at 3:29 am

      Thank you Holly,
      She was my biggest fan. Much love to you. ❤️🙏


    • Ian

      February 9, 2021 at 3:33 am

      Thank you for your kind words Mark. We will continue her spirit with love & compassion, for all.

      Thank you 🙏


  • John Jackson

    February 7, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Ian and Laura, you are in my thoughts. We will certainly miss Nancy!

    With love,

    John and Warren


    • Ian Turkmen

      February 9, 2021 at 3:31 am

      Thank you gentlemen, she sure loved both of you so much. I hope we keep in touch. She would want that for sure.


    • Ian Turkmen

      February 9, 2021 at 3:35 am

      Thank you , she sure loved the both of you so much. I hope we continue to stay in touch. She absolutely would want that.


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