Jay Turnbull picture page
Inspired by Jay, his father and mother, Rud and Ann Turnbull, co-founded the Beach Center in 1988. Jay quickly befriended his colleagues at the Center, in the Department of Special Education and in the Life Span Institute, even as he readily made devoted friends throughout Lawrence, always with unflagging support from his sisters Amy and Kate.
The Jay Turnbull Blog
If you would like to join Jay's friends in expressing your sentiments and memories, you may contribute to the blog we have created in his memory. [http://jayturnbullmemorial.blogspot.com/]
Jay's sister Kate eulogized him on behalf of herself and his family, friends and colleagues. Mary Morningstar and Michael Wehmeyer, professors of special education, eulogized him on behalf of his local community and his professional community nationally, and internationally, who were inspired by and learned from him. [Click on names to link to eulogies and videos.]
Kate Turnbull, Jays' sister
Mary Morningstar, Jay's friend and former teacher
Mike Wehmeyer, Jay's friend and co-worker
The Jay Turnbull Fellowship
To memorialize him, Rud, Ann, Amy, and Kate created, in 2008, the Jay Turnbull Fellowship. The Fellowship enables researchers and doctoral students affiliated with the Beach Center to carry on the work of creating communities in which people with disabilities may live as Jay did – a life shaped by his own choices and values, a life characterized by giving to others, unconditionally and non-judgmentally embracing them, and proving that fellowship sustains us all.
You may contribute to the Jay Turnbull Fellowship by making a tax-deductible donation to the Kansas University Endowment Association/Jay Turnbull Fellowship. [www.kuendowment.org/turnbull]
Obituary and News Release
You may read Jay's obituary and news release. [http://www2.ljworld.com/obits/2009/jan/09/jay-turnbull/] [http://www.news.ku.edu/2009/january/7/turnbull.shtml] [http://www.news.ku.edu/2009/january/26/5000thgift.shtml]
Jay's family – Rud, Ann, Amy, Kate, Rahul, and Chip – are grateful beyond their present abilities to express for his magnificent life, merciful death, and your sustaining affirmation of his dignity.